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Leaving Islam was the hardest thing I’ve done

A woman who was not allowed to listen to music when she was growing up, this is a delight. After years of turmoil, she is in control of her own life.

On the face of it, she is a product of modern Britain. Born in Somalia to Muslim parents, she grew up in Yemen and came to the UK in her late teens. After questioning her faith, she became an atheist and married a Jewish lawyer. But this has come at a cost. When she turned her back on her religion, she was disowned by her family and received death threats. She has not seen her mother or her siblings for eight years. None of them have met her husband or daughter.

“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – telling my observant family that I was having doubts. My mum was shocked; she began to cry. It was very painful for her. When she realized I actually meant it, she cut communication with me,” said Ms Farah. “She was suspicio

 
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Added: Jan-19-2014 Occurred On: Jan-19-2014
By: RS2050
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Tags: Religion, Islam, Convert, Atheism
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