Vanguard, has fired an editor following his coverage of
an interfaith conference. The paper accused journalist
Andy Ngo of endangering a student’s life after he tweeted
out a video of the panel, which featured the Muslim
student saying that apostasy and atheism must be
punishable by death.
Writing for National Review, the former multimedia editor of the campus paper explained how he was fired for unofficially covering the event, which included speakers from Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian and atheist backgrounds.
The unnamed Muslim student speaker took a question from the audience, who asked him if the religion permitted killing atheists and apostates for their religious views. The panelist responded in the affirmative, stating that
under “Quranic law,” being a non-believer is considered
criminal in countries that impose it.
He added: “So in that case, you are given the liberty to
leave the country. I am not going to sugarcoat it. So if
you go to a different country…but in a Muslim country,
a country based on Quranic law, disbelieving or being
an infidel, is not allowed, so you will be given the choice.”
In other words, apostates and atheists can either choose
to leave or suffer the consequences where such strict