Another former Muslim in her late twenties, who does not want to be named, said the “ex-Muslim” identity was particularly important to her.“Within Islam, leaving [the religion] is inconceivable.After years of turmoil, she is in control of her own life.
“The position of many a scholar I have discussed the issue with is if people want to leave, they can leave,” said Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain.
“I don’t believe they should be discriminated against or harmed in any way whatsoever.
Last week, an Afghan man is believed to have become the first atheist to have received asylum in Britain on religious grounds.
He was brought up as a Muslim but became an atheist, according to his lawyers, who said he would face persecution and possibly death if he returned to Afghanistan.
She has not seen her mother or her siblings for eight years. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – telling my observant family that I was having doubts. “She was suspicious of me being in contact with my brothers and sisters.