1 year ago,
Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt
Today," airing a video of Muslims slicing off a young man's head off for
the crime of apostasy -- in this instance, the crime of converting to
Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is
immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows:
A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back,
with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned
to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or "narrator,"
chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning
Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a
polytheistic faith: "Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate".