What our scholars in the past sowed we are reaping now. Blasphemy has become a main issue in the Muslim world in the wake of the acquittal of a Christian would accused of insulting the Prophet. If anyone thinks that insulting the prophet diminishes his stature, he or she does not understand the Prophet or the message he has brought. For almost a 1,000 years our jurists has justified death for the blaspheme and apostates against the dictates of the Quran and the Prophet. Its time to liberate Islam from an understanding that negates the very essence of faith.
Have a look at the article that was written some 2 years ago and is as relevant today as it was then. Yes, I believe that our jurists were wrong on this issue.