and seek some clarification. I paste it below.
I'm confident that in a couple of days we'll have some excellent answers from the FIANZ which will either urgently try to explain the comments or try to distance itself from those comments. I really look forward to what they have to say and will make the most of the bridge-building opportunity.
Watch this space.
I see that in the last few days the Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar University in Egypt recently stated that those who leave Islam should be put to death (Arabic here http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/966122 English here http://www.raymondibrahim.com/2016/06/24/egypts-top-moderate-cleric-apostasy-a-crime-punishable-by-death/ ).
Also a Mufti in Malaysia has said that the secular political party DAP should be considered kafir harbi (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/346463 ).
I am absolutely sure that the FIANZ is horrified by these statements and completely rejects them as all Kiwis do. But I would like to hear the FIANZ's reasons so that I can do my part to help bridge the gap between Muslims and other Kiwis. Could you please answer the following questions? I think it would be a terrific help.
Can the FIANZ tell me its position on these statements?
Are they acceptable to the FIANZ?
Do they represent true Islam? If they do not represent true Islam can the FIANZ please explain to me why?
What steps is the FIANZ taking to distance itself from such statements and ensure such erroneous beliefs are not being taught in NZ mosques?
Please reply in the comments section on my website www.IslamAndkiwis.com under this heading:~ "QUESTIONS FOR FIANZ"
Thank you very much for you time and kind regards,