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Losing Their Religion

posted on June 25, 2015

In Foreign Affairs, Darren E. Sherkat reviews The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam, a book by Simon Cottee that examines the increasing number of non-religious Muslims in the West, and how they came to reject their faith. “The West’s embrace of secular multiculturalism has created a groundswell of increasingly non-religious Muslims,” Sherkat writes. Cottee’s book “takes a deep dive into how one exits a religious community that embraces harsh punishments for non-believers both in this life and beyond.”

Read at Foreign Affairs