Morocco: more liberal law Morocco’s High Religious Committee decreed earlier this year that individuals who leave Islam should not face the death penalty for apostasy. Barnabas Fund photo: iStock This astounding ruling from a body charged with issuing fatwas (an authoritative religious or juridical ruling), reverses the classical shari’a legislation that has stood since medieval times. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.