“Now no one in their right mind ever calls for the execution of anyone living in a democratic state. Can you say that anyone from the Muslim community has ever called for gays to be killed, or apostates? No. Scholars refer to these measures to be applied when living in an Islamic state and when the rigorous conditions are met.
Islamic law is only applied in an Islamic state and where rigorous conditions are met, and not until then. “
Interviewer: “What does the sharia or Islamic law say, what does the sharia say specifically about, as you mentioned, sex outside of marriage, between a man and a woman? What does actually the sharia say about that?
Yusuf Chambers: “Sharia point of view is that if two people have sex outside marriage then the hudud, or the punishment can be established upon those people in an Islamic state, in the confines of an Islamic establishment.”