This VICE News Segment Documents the Difficulties of Escaping Islam

When you decide to leave Islam, bad things can happen, as a number of ex-Muslims can tell you. Apostasy is considered a crime deserving of death in some circles.

In this gripping video, VICE News followed a London-based network that helps rescue former Muslims.

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The segment features Imtiaz Shams, whom we’ve featured on this site before.

To be sure, not all Muslims act like the people these victims are running away from. But there’s no doubt that many ex-Muslims who no longer believe are afraid to admit it precisely because they know what their communities would do to them.

(Thanks to Alan for the link)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.