LISTEN An ex-Muslim reveals the brutal reality of life as an 'apostate'

Islam's non-believers - 'The narrative villifies apostates', reveals human rights activist

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

A human rights activist has revealed the full extent of the risks facing people who turn away from Islam, ahead of the airing of an ITV documentary this evening.

The documentary, entitled Exposure: Islam’s Non Believers, is set to air on ITV from 10:40 this evening. Maryam Namazie, a commentator and secularist who leads the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and took part in the documentary, revealed to Julia Hartley-Brewer what her experience as an 'apostate' has been like.

She revealed how narratives within Islam can villify non-believers, making them at risk of extreme discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence - even in places like Britain, which doesn't have apostate laws.

Listen to her interview above.