From "Islam and Terrorism" - by Mark A. Gabriel PHD
Dr. Gabriel is a former Muslim that graduated #2 out of a class of a class of 6,000 at Al-Azhar University in Egypt - the most prestigious Islamic University in the world.
In Chapter 7 "Human Rights Under Islam"
"Qaddafi Gets in Trouble With Islamic Law
Even dictators must live within the confines of Islamic law. For example, Libya's leader Muammar Qaddafi once declared that he no longer believed in anything besides the Quran and that he had abandoned all of the prophet Mudammad's teachings (hadith).
The Islamic world was shocked. Islamic scholars at Al-Azhar University in Egypt and other Islamic authorities in Saudi Arabia were disturbed greatly. The world of Islam formed a committee of scholars to go and meet with Libya's leader so they could discuss the matter with him personally.
Sheikh Mohammed Al-Gazoly, a scholar from Al-Azhar University, led the committee to Libya. The committee warned the Libyan leader about the result of his decision. They told him that if he did not repent and take back his statement, he would fall under the law of renegades and infidels. They said that according to Al-Qaeda Al-Faquhia he was denying many of the Islamic truths, which would force true Muslims to kill him. In light of this information, the leader of Libya repented and took back his statement. The committee went back from Libya to Cairo and announced Qaddafi's decision to repent to the whole Islamic world.
Even a man of power like Muammar Qaddafi was not free to believe as he wished. No one can escape the terroristic law of Islam. Therefore, no Islamic nation, government or parliament will ever be able to protect a renegade Muslim from the sword of Islam from taking the lives of ex-Muslims unless free countries follow the example of Holland and offer some protection to those people."