You can’t find a more perfect statement of the warped mindset that leads to people being threatened with death over their religious views than this statement, from the father – the father – of Abdul Rahman, the Afghani man who faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity and has now fled to Italy and is under the protection of the government there:
Rahman’s 75-year-old father, however, believes his son must be punished.
“We are Muslim, our fathers were Muslim, our grandfathers were Muslim,” said Abdul Manan, according to the Chicago Tribune. “This is an Islamic country. Imagine if your son told a police commander, also a Muslim, that he is a Christian. How would this affect you? It’s very difficult for us.”
If it’s difficult for you, that is only because you are, to be blunt, deranged. People are affected by the religious views of others all the time. It’s not hard to see why a parent might be upset by their child changing to a different religion than the one they were raised in. But if you think that being bothered by that means they should be killed, then you are simply insane and you must be prevented, by whatever means necessary, from enforcing your disturbed views on others.