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BBC asks if Muslim teen who fled Saudi in fear of death ‘should be able to leave Islam’

BBC asks if Muslim teen who fled Saudi in fear of death ‘should be able to leave Islam’

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
09/01/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

In a now-deleted Tweet, BBC Asian network asked viewers if they ‘respected the decision’ of a teenager who fled Saudi Arabia saying she would be killed for renouncing Islam. The Tweet read, ’18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled Saudi Arabia as she said her family would kill her for choosing to leave Islam – do you respect her decision?’ The Tweet was rapidly picked up by Media Guido – and the BBC posted an edited version minus the part about ‘respecting her decision.’

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