Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is "a world-renowned scholar and head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) and president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Many scholars consider him to be one of the most reputable mujtahids of the modern age." - Apr. 13, 2006. Full account here.
This is the reality for one young pregnant woman found guilty of apostasy as reported by the MailOnline: Sudanese woman, 27, who is a doctor and eight months PREGNANT to be flogged to death for the 'crime' of marrying a Christian man. Read Amnesty International's account here.
There can be no excuses for such barbarism as those used to suggest that Islam cannot be blamed for the abduction of over 200 girls by Boko Harem. If this is not Islam let Muslims everywhere raise their voices and demand an end to such practices.
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
Article 18 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights