Australian Muslim couple turned their backs on Islam because it is a ‘religion of war’ riddled with ‘venomous misogyny’

A couple who both grew up as Muslims in Pakistan have told why they turned their backs on Islam.

Sami Shah and Ishma Alvi, who became Australian citizens in January and live in Melbourne with their young daughter, said extremism, sexism and misogyny were key reasons why they opted out of the religion.

The couple also explained the reasons for their transition by citing passages from the Quran, which Mr Shah has described as ‘maddening as a text’.

An edited extract from Mr Shah’s latest book, The Islamic Republic of Australia, which details the move from Muslim to non-Muslim was published in The Weekend Australian magazine on Saturday. 


  • JoKeR

    I am sure that Hollywood “movie stars” will have something to say about this couple

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Their exit from Islam has done wonders for their appearance.

    • Ed

      The kind of “trans” everyone can get behind…

  • Spatchcocked

    I read this story in the Onion last week…….

  • ntt1

    If you live in the west and wish to live within its values it is impossible to read the koran with out rejecting everything this horrible ideology stands for.

  • This won’t end well. As long as the West props up Islamism, people like this couple will have nowhere to go.

  • LairdKintyre

    Welcome Sami and Ishma to civilization and sanity. I hope you stay and the evil cult from which you escaped hopefully leaves you alone.

  • Frances

    Given the extremists in Australia, they are either very brave or very foolish – or both – to go public.

  • Mathias Worcke

    Today many educated Muslims want to leave Islam but are afraid that they will be killed by their fellow religionists. Hence the Muslims must be first shown a safe path so that they renounce Islam but does not arouse suspicion among their fellow Muslims. See