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Dr. Zia H Shah, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times and author of this article

Suggested Reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

Please follow the thread above to read all the ideas in Twitter about the issue at hand.  The Muslim scholars rather than projecting their weaknesses and short sightedness on to the young Muslim generation, need to wake up and genuinely answer the questions the modern civilization has posed for morality and traditional understanding of Islam.

About 100,000 Muslims leave the faith every year in USA, according to the Pew Research Center.

My main suggestion to the open minded readers is to read on and in the words of Sir Francis Bacon, “Read not to contradict … but to weigh and consider.”

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  1. Source: WSJ

    Conversions involving Islam sometimes look like a one-way street in the West. Famed new believers like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Keith Ellison seem to get all the attention—along with flamboyant flirts like Lindsay Lohan. But those who leave Islam may ultimately influence the faith more than converts do.

    There are about 3.5 million Muslims in the U.S., according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. The data suggests that about 100,000 of them abandon Islam each year, while roughly the same number convert to Islam. Altogether nearly a quarter of those raised in the faith have left, with Iranians disproportionately represented. Similar trends prevail in Western Europe, where conversions in and out of Islam appear roughly to balance out.

    In the U.S., ex-Muslims’ motives for leaving vary. Asked what their “main reason” was for no longer identifying as Muslim, Pew found 25% had general issues with religion and 19% with Islam in particular. Some 16% said they prefer another religion, and 14% cited “personal growth.” More than half of them abandon religion entirely, and 22% now identify as Christian.

    Apostates challenge their former faith in three principal ways: publicly leaving, organizing with other ex-Muslims, and openly challenging the Islamic message.

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  2. Because in the West they are exposed to different ideas, opinions, beliefs, and ways of thinking compared to other parts of the world, where quite frankly, dissent is not tolerated.

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