apostasy

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Why I Left Islam and Now Help Others Who Are Doing the Same

Imtiaz Shams describes the discrimination and abuse faced by Muslims who decide to leave the faith, and how he uses his experience to help others scared they are on a road straight to hell.
Imtiaz Shams
2.17.16
VICE, QC

We Spoke to the Wife of the Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes

VICE met the wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger from Saudi Arabia sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. We discussed her family's refuge in Quebec and the effort of the Canadian government to secure his release.
Simon Coutu and Sofi Langis
8.6.15
middle east

'This is a Witch Hunt': Saudi Blogger May Go Back on Trial For Apostasy and Face the Death Penalty

Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 public lashes after setting up an online forum where Saudis could discuss religion. He might now face a retrial and execution by beheading.
Sally Hayden
3.2.15
middle east

Imprisoned Saudi Arabian Blogger Raif Badawi Gets Geneva Summit's 'Courage' Award

Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He has received 50 lashes so far and today was awarded a human rights award, collected in his absence.
Sally Hayden
2.24.15
Culture

Choosing Family or Freedom: The Trials of 'Coming Out' as an Ex-Muslim in Britain

I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
Simon Cottee
10.31.14
africa

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy to Be Released

The decision to release Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag comes after intense international pressure over the sentencing.
Olivia Becker
6.2.14
SUDAN

Sudanese Woman Gets Death Sentence for Converting to Christianity

Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was born to a Muslim father, but raised by her mother as an Orthodox Christian.
Kayla Ruble
5.17.14