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Muslims in UK demand capital punishment for Pope
September 18, 2006 17:39 IST
A day after Pope Benedict XVI apologised over his remarks against Islam, a Muslim leader in the United Kingdom has stated that the Pope should 'face execution' for his comments.
"Those who insulted Islam should be subject to capital punishment," Anjem Choudary told demonstrators who were protesting outside Westminster Cathedral in London on Monday.
Larger Islamic groups in Britain however, said they accepted the Pope's apology. Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain said, "The Vatican has moved quickly to deal with the hurt and we accept that. It was something that should never have happened - words of that nature were always likely to cause dismay - and we believe some of the Pope's advisers may have been at fault over his speech."
Pope Benedict had on Sunday apologised over his remarks on Islam, saying he was 'deeply sorry' about the reaction and that medieval quotes he used on holy war did not reflect his personal views.