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February 16, 2005

Muslim apostates face persecution...

In Britain?!?! I don't know the extent of this. I have personally faced minor harassment in the US, and my impression is that the Muslim community here is of a more liberal pluralistic bent than in the UK, and I know of people who have had to deal with death threats (a fellow member of the secularist movement who happened to be of Iranian background). But I would like to focus on one of the few numbers that are offered in the article: "One estimate suggests that as many as 15 per cent of Muslims in Western societies have lost their faith, which would mean that in Britain there are about 200,000 apostates."

(via Peter Bimelow)

Posted by razib at 04:16 PM