Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam

Around the world, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities.

Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for β€œbringing shame” on their community. In Western countries, ex-Muslims are often thrown out of the family and face isolation and exclusion.

VICE News has gained access to an underground network in London who help rescue ex-Muslims. We follow the network as it helps a young atheist escape Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and provides support and shelter for young British people on the run from their families and communities.

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35 thoughts on “Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam

  1. Islam is the best thing you could find in this world…. Proud to be a Muslim alhumdullilah … And a hope that may allah guide them to the right way and insha'Allah they will come back to islam

  2. As a Muslim I condemn the acts of these other Muslims assaulting people for leaving. I hope they get punished for what they did/are doing. This should not be what Islam is about. Islam IS the religion of peace, and I will not argue with people about it. People from all religions including Islam can be violent extremists.

  3. If leaving Islam is such a big deal then why do people leave it? I mean you can just pretend to be a muslim and eat and drink whatever you want. I've got muslim friends who don't pray 5 times a day and smoke and drink.

  4. To all my Brother this punishment is not only in Islam it's in bible and other also

    Deuteronomy 17:3-5Β "And he should go and worship other gods and bow down to them or to the sun or the moon or all the army of the heavens, …..and you must stone such one with stones and such one must die."

  5. Christians should read bible firstl
    Bible:- Deuteronomy 13:6-9

    If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying:Β Let us go and worship other godsΒ (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other, or gods of other religions), do not yield to him or listen to him.Β Show him no pity.Β Do not spare him or shield him.Β You must certainly put him to death.Β Your hand must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people."

  6. Christian men , half of your women are marrying Muslim men. You are loosing battle anyways πŸ˜‚.
    Watch for London and your women there. Watch out Woolwich. All Christian women are bearing Muslim children and your BBC loves Muslim too !

  7. To help females leave islam is something im for, cause men has it easier because can leave without a male on a plane, bus, train, taxi. But females have it much worse to get away

  8. Hahaha for just hustle and bustle of this world they’ve left their religion… How unfaithful they were, it can be clearly seen by their disgraced faces. May! Allah bless themselves with righteousness of Islam. And that Saudi woman hahaha she was just wanting to reveal her body for world. I Love Islam! And May! Allah grant me death with whole of my faith Islam!

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