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The ex-Muslim Britons who are persecuted for being atheists

The ex-Muslim Britons who are persecuted for being atheists

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
28/09/2015
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

And among some of Britain's urban Muslims - nearly half of whom were born in the UK and are under 24 - there's a belief that leaving Islam is a sin and can even be punished by death. An investigation for the BBC has found evidence of young people suffering threats, intimidation, being ostracised by their communities and, in some cases, encountering serious physical abuse when they told their families they were no longer Muslims. There are also local councils that seem to have little awareness of the issue or any policy on how to protect these vulnerable young people.