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As you can see in your link, Mr. Aslani was hanged for committing rape. Now, about your two questions, I almost agree with @Ted Wrigley with following differences: A Muslim who rejected Islam would be labeled an apostate, and if (s)he apparently make propaganda about this, he should be executed since Islam considers this as a religious codetta ( see here). ...


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Not officially, no. According to this news article that was linked to in the comments, the only legally-recognized minority religions in Iran are Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism. If you're an atheist, you'd either have to lie about your religion when you fill out the forms to apply for government identification, or you wouldn't be allowed to gain ...


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First you should know that law enforcement in the Middle East depends a lot on the people rather than the law, for instance, check Article Two of the Egyptian Constitution, it says that "Islam is the religion of the state, Arabic is its language, and the Islamic Sharia is the main source of law", however, I don't think that in all past decades any ...


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As I understand it, traditional Islamic law holds that non-Muslims are tolerated but excluded from some of the benefits of Muslim society. Apostates are a different matter: they are Muslims who have rejected or denounced Islam as a religion. The latter are much more threatening to Islam as a religion than the former, and so they are given harsher penalties. ...


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