Muslim Cleric Says Astrologist Affronts Islam, Threatens Him With Shoe

Muslim cleric says astrologist affronts Islam, threatens him with shoe

The host has to hold back the Muslim cleric Mohammad Al-Mallah from assaulting the astrologist. The response to perceived affronts to Islam and the Qur’an, even from Muslim clerics, is all too often physical violence — which is not surprising in a culture that so reveres the book that commands believers to kill those with differing views (cf. Qur’an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5). Mohammad Al-Mallah didn’t threaten to kill the astrologist, just to beat him with his shoe; he must be a moderate.