Hat tip Jihad Watch
That is the early Koranic verse that Western Muslims love to quote in convincing Westerners that all this talk about killing apostates from Islam is not really true. Unfortunately, that verse was abrogated by later teachings from the Prophet Mohammad. The below article from Jihad Watch is noteworthy not because it contains just another tale of horror befalling Muslim apostates, but because it spells out the various schools of Islamic jurisprudence that call for death to those who leave the Islamic faith.
Think of it: Virtually all the leading schools of Islamic thought affirm the death sentence for those who leave the faith. It is part of sharia law. That's really all you need to know. Then all of the massacres across the Islamic world going on today and the persecution and murder of Christians make perfect sense.