I can understand if Muslims would be upset if a family member turned from his faith because as a Christian I would be devastated if one of my children turned his back on Christ to embrace another religion. However, I think I'd leave his head intact.
Read from Jihad Watch:
Afghanistan: Muslims behead convert from Islam to Christianity, warn other converts of "dire consequences" for leaving Islam
"'Whoever changes his religion should be executed.' Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, said that. Note also that these murderers recited passages from the Qur'an. This is the sort of story that gives the lie to the common claim by Islamic apologists in the West that Islam has no death penalty for apostasy. But where are the human rights organizations on this?
'NEWS ALERT: Afghan Man Beheaded For Faith In Christ,' by Marshall Ramsey II for BosNewsLife, July 3:
HERAT PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- 'Islamic militants in Afghanistan have beheaded what is believed to be a Christian convert and warned other Afghani Christians of "dire consequences" for leaving Islam, after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, July 3.
A video message obtained by the respected Christian oriented WORLD Magazine shows a man being beheaded by four men claiming to be members of Afghanistan's Taliban group. Abdul Latif, somewhere in his 40's, was recently kidnapped from his village outside of Enjeel, a town south of Herat, the capital of Herat province.
The video, approximately two minutes in length, show Latif being pinned to the ground while his kidnappers, wearing suicide vests and kaffiya head scarves to cover their faces, recite verses from the Quran.
"You who are joined with pagans, your sentence is to be beheaded," one of the militants reads from what looks like a paper decree. "Whoever changes his religion should be executed."
The passages refer to Sura 8:12 of the Koran ("I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks...") and the hadiths, or sayings, of Islam's prophet, Mohammed.
In the video, Latif can be seen struggling with his captors from the ground while one of the militants thrust a medium-sized blade in the side of his neck. The men then began shouting "Allahu Akhbar," or "God is great," until Latif is fully beheaded and his head placed upon his chest....'"