Islamists Now Know Bitterness and Arbitrariness of Death Penalty, Should Work to Abolish It

Islamists have strongly opposed abolishing capital punishment (death penalty) for decades. Generation after generation of their leaders (and scholars) argued that the penalty is cornerstone of Islam principles (known as Qasas) and can’t be subject to even discussion. Rights activists in Arab countries (as part of the larger Islamic world) defense has been merely built…