I am not familiar with Islam, I hear many things about it that I have to assume are biased, perhaps ignorant dramatizations of the truth. One of these things that was said on national TV in the USA, with Bill Maher, was that Islam teaches that members who leave Islam should be put to death.
In this discussion, Ben Affleck, a famous American actor, defends people of Islam saying there are likely very few people who believe this. I'm wondering if Islam is interpreted by many in a way that would condem. people who leave Islam to be put to death. Is this true? If it is only true for a small fraction on Islamist believers, how small is that fraction, and where do they get this interpretation of Islam from, specifically?