Leaving Islam

BBC: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the UK, with the number of Muslims almost doubling in the last few years from 1.5 million in 2001 to 2.71 million in the latest census, 2011. A small but increasing number of people are also choosing to leave the religion and many say doing so has led them to be rejected by their family and friends and – in some cases – threatened with violence. Benjamin Zand spoke to ex-Muslims.

  • tom_billesley

    BBC lies.
    The fastest growing faith, judging by the 2001 and 2011 census records, is Jedi

    • Damn BBC!

    • k1992

      The BBC is causing a disturbance in the Force.

  • formwiz

    It’s like the Mafia.

    Or the Hotel California.

  • tom_billesley

    Leaving Islam is like joining Fight Club. The same rules apply.

  • David Murrell

    Decent enough BBC piece, but clearly they do sanitize the situation facing alienated Muslims to afraid to leave.

    But there are organizations around to assist Muslims in leaving the evil religion. Here is a web site that explains how, and lists several organizations:

    The website seems dated, but the group “Former Muslims United”:

    • The threat of death is the only thing keeping Islam alive.

    • The site, Answering Islam, has testimonials from people who have left Islam.

      If leftists wish to white-wash this, perhaps they would like to juxtapose Islamic apostasy with apostasy of other faiths.

  • John

    Apostasy in Islam is far more widespread than thought and comes in a variety of forms.

    The late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the one who died earlier this year, established a university called KAUST ( King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) This institute is located in S.A. on the coast of the Red Sea. It is an oasis of sanity from which Islam has been pretty much driven out; an Islam-free zone. Women do not wear veils, there is absolutely no gender segregation, no clothing restrictions and mosques minarets and the call to prayer are more or less absent from the portrait. One could probably find bacon and ham at many campus eateries. That the keeper of Islam’s holiest shrines would deem it necessary, for the sake of scientific and technological advancement, to creat a space, a research institute, from which Islam’s theocratic diktats have been completely excised is really quite remarkable. The creation of this institute is an act of apostasy on a really big scale, and it didn’t happen in the Uk or The West, but in Saudi Arabia. That this university is one of the late king’s biggest legacies leads one to wonder if Abdullah himself wasn’t an apostate.


  • WalterBannon

    BBC propaganda – “look here at all these moderate muslims who are joining us Marxists in our glorious secular religion”…

  • Tokenn

    I find it quite amusing that so many Islamic apologists seem to take the line that the leading Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia really haven’t got Islam right…

    Well, no. Actually it’s kind of pathetic. If there was one decent Islamic country they could point at where Islam was being ‘done right’ that wasn’t a nasty dictatorship or disgusting theocracy, that claim might take on a tiny bit of plausibility. It reminds me of arguing with Communists back in my college days…’Well, the Soviet Union really doesn’t have Marxism right…but then China…’…or Yugoslavia…or Albania….or Cuba… the same kind of delusional structure. The greatest lies we tell are the ones we tell ourselves.

    • Gary

      I’m still waiting for the list of the islamic nations where the 99.99% peaceful muslims live because it’s pretty tough to hide about 1.6 billion muslims.

  • bob e

    they just keep going over the same topics & get the same results ..
    over & over .