Note that the man in question is a Qadi - a judge in Shariah Law - with an OBE. He should therefore have a precise understanding of what Islam requires in dealing with those who leave the Faith and an equally precise understanding of Western laws. How then could such a well educated man so misunderstand the "true teachings" of his peaceful religion?
From Breitbart London.
The UK’s largest Muslim organisation has appointed a panel to investigate a sectarian hate group making death threats against alleged “apostates”, led by a man who has supported the group and believes apostates should be killed.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is the, “largest national representative of British Muslim associations, mosques and schools”, and a government report last year found they are connected to the international caliphate-agitating Muslim Brotherhood.
...After the high profile murder [of Asad Shah, an Ahmadi Muslim shopkeeper who was murdered by a Muslim for wishing his Scottish customers "happy Easter"], the MCB ordered the “temporary suspension of its affiliate” [anti-Ahmadi group] Khatme Nubuwwa, and set up an “Independent Investigation Panel” tasked with:
“Determin[ing] whether the named affiliate has been and/or remains engaged in such activities that make its continued affiliation with the MCB undesirable and not in accord with the Shariah and the duty to promote and work for the common good of the society”.
They claim that: “Spreading of hatred and espousal of violence on any ground is neither permitted nor sanctioned by Shariah and the laws in the United Kingdom.
However, one of the men leading the panel, Maulana Shahid Raza Naeemi OBE, a sharia judge and imam, told the Dewsbury Reporter in 2011, that: “Sharia law says that if a Muslim changes their religion it is treason and the punishment for treason is death”, when asked if a man who converts from Islam to Christianity must receive the death sentence.
Shocking as this is (and it is) such is not at all uncommon. Throughout the West people are appointed to these sorts of positions, both by Muslim authorities and by secular government authorities, with cavalier disregard for the obviously biased anti-western views they hold. With much embarrassment and bluster such people may be replaced when uncovered, but the replacements are often no better.
Such is the "non-judgemental" world which we now inhabit. Meanwhile, what about people such as the honourable and kindly Mr Shah? Collateral damage in the greater struggle for inclusiveness eh? Never mind then...