The June 1 Leonard Pitts column, Faith cannot be coerced, correctly criticizes the government of Sudan for condemning to death a woman who changed her religion from Islam to Christianity. But he misses the more important point that Sudan is just enforcing Sharia Law, which is derived from Islam’s Holy Book, the Quran, which requires the execution of anyone who commits the heresy of apostasy. Is Pitts just being politically correct in not specifically chastising such a barbaric notion? He generically condemns “requiring faith . . . if it is not freely chosen.” But that is just a straw man diversion because no other religion in the world encourages the murder of its former adherents, except the religion of Islam.
Barbara P. Sullivan, Coral Gables