“The Prophet Muhammad has said several times that those who convert from Islam should be killed if they refuse to come back,” says Ansarullah Mawlafizada, the trial judge. “Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, kindness and integrity. That is why we have told him if he regrets what he did, then we will forgive him,” he told the BBC News website.
When giving a press conference in France, Mr Blair was asked if there were any French policies he would like to imitate.
Mr Blair, trying to answer in French, replied: “I desire your prime minister in many different positions.”