I live in UK and am trying to dispel some of the misconceptions that I have regarding some sensiytive issues. I was very concerned about the issue on punishment for apostasy. In this regards I came across Mr Shahezad Saleem’s views on the following youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Y6WpnFKJM>.
I desparately require your assistance so that I can clarify what the real ruling is. I am in rather confused.
I noticed that you focus on the word Mushrikoon but I do not see that in all relevant narratives including the one you quote “faman baddala deenahu …” I am not able to see that it is limited to mushrikoon of Makkah. I also note that almost all the schools in Islam hold that the apostate has to be executed.