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EP2- Leaving Islam

EP2- Leaving Islam

Many find comfort, solace and security in their faith, more so when it's something that they've grown up with most of their lives.   Also when it comes to organised religions, the believer is situated among people who shares similar beliefs and rituals which breeds familiarity. To leave or switch faith is equivalent to leaving behind this community.  Hence, leaving one’s faith can become a traumatic decision. In some cases, ex-believers experience moral condemnation and risk cutting off ties with their families when they openly declare their decision to do so [1][2][3][4].   Why do they still do it despite the cost of doing so? How did they (try) to break the news to their closest ones? How do they then cope with the consequences that follow? OP speaks to two ex-Muslims from Singapore, Mary and Faizi, about their individual experiences leaving Islam.    [1] https://www.ricemedia.co/6-years-ago-he-left-islam-for-the-streets/  [2] https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40704990  [3] https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-phenomenon-of-the-ame_n_817158  [4] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-women-religion/no-regrets-says-indian-woman-ostracized-for-defying-hindu-temple-ban-idUSKCN1PO1U1  Video Soundclip Credits:  Youtube - Ex-Muslims share their experiences | The Economist   Music Credits:  Lee Rosevere - As I Was Saying Lee Rosevere - I'm Going for a Coffee Lee Rosevere - Here's the Thing Lee Rosevere -  Introducing the Pre-roll Podcast transcript/timestamp:  https://offbeatperspectives.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/op-podcast-ep2-speaking-out-on-leaving-islam-ex-muslims-in-singapore/

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