Fanatic Muslims consist of approximately 120 million followers of Islam world-wide. Many of their religious leaders advocate killing apostates in accordance with verses in the Quran such as vers 4-89 "Take not from among them until they fly in Allah's way. But if they turn back seize them and KILL them wherever you find them."
There is a small but growing number of ex-Muslims who realized that Islam is not a peace loving religion as proclaimed. "Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are harsh to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." Quran 48:29. By denouncing their Islamic faith, these apostates have put their lives on the line.
Also there are Muslims such as Dr. Zudhi Jasser, founder of The American Islamic Forum for Democracy, whose mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution.
There is another group, "Former Muslims United" (FMU), which seeks to protect former Muslims from persecution by those who believe in Islamic dogma which requires punishment of apostates. FMU is outspoken against honor killings and rejects punishment for leaving the Islamic faith.
A former Egyptian Muslim, Nonie Darwish, is the Director of FMU, a human rights activist and founder of Arabs For Israel. She also authored books: "Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror" and "Cruel and Usual Punishment; The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law."
Nonie said she converted because she experienced love, peace and compassion while attending a Christian school. She compared this with the harsh teaching in Islamic text books and preached in Mosques. In Mosques you hear the holy man preach "May God destroy all the infidel and Jews the enemy of God." Nonie stated that terrorism is violent jihad and the duty of every Muslim. She explained that the sword is a symbol for conquering the world.
Wafa Sultan, an apostate, was born into a large, traditional Alawite Muslim family in Baniyas, Syria. Wafa is a medical doctor, an American author and critic of Muslim society and Islam. I challenge everyone to listen to Wafa's plea (Former Muslims United: Wafa Sultan - YouTube). Her short eye opening narrative will dispel any idea that you may have that Islam is a religion of peace.
Sabatina James, a convert to Christianity, came from a strict Pakistani family. She claims that after she refused to marry a man her parents had chosen. Her father told her, "The honor of this family is more important than my life or your life" and her mother wanted her dead." James has lived in fear of being murdered for leaving the Islamic faith. Since 2001 she has moved at least 16 times.
The Quran and the hadith call for the death of those who turn away from Islam. Even though, throughout the centuries, individuals around the world have openly risked their lives denouncing Islam. Go to http://www.answering-islam.org/Testimonies/index.html for a list of such brave people. To listen to a number of former Muslims being interviewed by the Chief Counsel of The American Center for Law and Justice go to http://www.answering-islam.org/Testimonies/index.html.
It is very important to remember the danger we are in with over 100 million fanatic Muslins who are willing to kill non-Muslims to force the world to adhere to Islam. Afshin Ellian a former Iranian Muslim fled the Middle East to the Netherlands. There he became a professor of Law, philosopher, poet and out spoken critic of Islam. One of Afshin's quotes is "Radical Islamists are so determined to prove Islam is the religion of peace that they are willing to kill for it."