Young Muslims who abandon their faith face violent retaliation and abuse from their families, a support group said yesterday.
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain said those born into the religion are often frightened of speaking out – and those that do are in danger of attack.
It said one former Muslim said she was warned by her mother that she would be killed if she said she no longer believed in Allah.
The concern over the risk of reprisals against apostates – those who renounce their religion – was made public at a time of deepening scrutiny of the behaviour of some Islamic communities and institutions.
The risks to Muslims who abandon their religion were set out by former believers and campaigners in an ITV documentary to be broadcast on October 13. [278 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 726 votes] You must believe in the sky god or else!!!!
[2ND 462] And we are told that this is a very tolerant religion.
[3RD 442] I wonder whats in store for us non Muslims when they become the majority in the UK.
[4TH 410] What a truly enlightened & tolerant religion islam is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[5TH 323] The official penalty for apostasy in Islam is death — what more do you need to know about this faith? All religion is bad and the world would be an immeasurably better place without any of it, but there is nothing to touch Islam for sheer awfulness. [Daily Mail] Read more