Hudson Institute Talk: Defection from Islam

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Ziya Meral provides an overview of treatment of apostates in Muslim-majority states and communities today and explains why the issue of conversion from Islam is one of the most contentious issues in the Islamic world today. He presents the socio-political and cultural factors that lead to persecution. He notes that the issue of apostasy is often debated in abstract, especially in debates on Islam and democracy, but he says it is first and foremost an over looked human rights abuse committed by states.