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The report on apostates from Islam in North America is out

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by danieldemol, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Spiritual but not religious
    The Ex-Muslims of North America have worked with researchers at George Mason University have just released a survey of over 550 former Muslims currently living in the US and Canada.

    For a brief overview of the report you may wish to peruse this blog by Hemant Mehta from friendly atheist at The Apostate Report: What We Learned from a Survey of North American Ex-Muslims

    Or you could go straight to the report itself at Apostate Report | Ex-Muslims of North America

    One of the conclusions from the blog i found interesting is that, general arguments against religious belief and problems in the Quran apply as reasons for apostasy from Islam. That means that reforming conservative branches of Islam likely wouldn't change much in terms of keeping those people in the fold.

    Another one I found interesting is that social stigma of Islam in the west had no impact on apostasy.
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