President of the Islamic Medical Association of North America
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"There are three crimes for which the death penalty is justified: (a) In lieu of an unjust and proven murder, life for life; (b) adultery (zina) committed by a married person, either confessed by him or her four times, or if the act is witnessed by four people; and apostasy from Islam after willingly accepting it, declaring an open revolt against Islam, threatening the solidarity of the Muslim community."
"Capital Punishment - A Faith Issue in an Islamic Perspective," published on www.islam-usa.com (accessed July 25, 2008)
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
President, Islamic Medical Association of North America
Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Alternate delegate to the United Nations, World Muslim Congress