I don’t know how they became Scholars. These men who issued this fatwa are not scholars from any sense of the word, they are parrots who don’t use intelligence and simply repeat what is drilled into them.
First of all, Islam is not a religion to force and compel others to your belief or your systems.
Secondly, if you disagree with others, you respectfully tell them, “to you is your faith and to me is my faith.” That is, neither faith is inferior to the others. If you say other religion is inferior, then it is your word against God’s word. God has not condemned any religion, nor he wants you to, you had better study Quran, or check out this article on Sura Kafirun.
Islam is a guidance to live in harmony with fellow humans to create peace for all. Don’t the scholars believe Islam means peace, can they compute how peace is achieved? Did’t Prophet say, stand up against oppressors. We need to stand up against these oppressors who want to push their whims on others. Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin is an oppressor or accessory to oppression.
One of the clerics said, “Non-Muslims should not be exempted from severe hudud punishments if the controversial Islamic penal law is implemented in Malaysia, religious scholars suggested in a forum discussing the issue today.” This is non-sense.
Mohd Amar says, “That is fair … because a Muslim has chosen his faith. When he chose Islam, he chose the entirety of Islamic teaching, including its laws,”
Once again, he knows nothing about Islam. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) initiated and lived by the Madinah treaty, where Jews, Christians and Pagans lived by their laws.