“I’ve become a prisoner in my own body”: Message from an apostate from Islam living in Somalia


I received this extraordinary email from a courageous young woman who has left Islam but is trapped in Somalia. If she makes her thoughts known, she will be immediately killed. These are the shackles that Islam puts upon the free will and conscience of human beings. Read the message carefully. Note that it was her reading of the Quran and hadith that woke her up to the most misogynist, violent, antisemitic, hateful ideology on the face of the earth. So it wasn’t some “hijacked” Islam that put her off, it was the real thing. Leftist apologists for Islam in the U.S. will claim that she “misunderstood” the beautiful words of peace, but how long do they expect people to continue to swallow that nonsense? Every jihadi is devout. They invoke the Quran to justify their actions. The sooner the West wakes up to this, the fewer people will die.

Hi Pamela,

I’m not sure how to write this because if feels strange actually expressing how I feel about Islam but here goes. I’m writing this email all the way from Somalia. I come from a very devout Muslim family and I’ve been brought to Somalia recently (I grew up in the London) due to some family matter, but I’m starting to think otherwise. My mother has been acting irrational lately and has become overbearingly religious (I on the other hand, have never been religious that much). I’m not going to lie but I never truly understood what Islam was until I came to Somalia. The reason for that is simply because everyone here is fully brainwashed. My family tries their hardest to justify why women are inferior to men and how I’m supposed shut my mouth and not express my opinions. The second thing that I had to change was my clothing. I’m sure as everyone has heard, the terrorist group, Al-Shabab still carry out frequent attacks here and this has lead them to indoctrination people to adopt the Wahabi principle of Islam. Women have to wear a Jilbab (the long black dress) in 30 degree heat and the face veil. When I was living in the UK, not once did I cover up and now I have to carry this burden with me every time I step foot outside the door in fear that I will be label a whore and get shot. Not only have I become a prisoner in my country, I’ve become a prisoner in my own body ☹

About a month into our stay, I decided to read the Quran (in the English translation) and the hadith and I was beyond appalled and traumatized by the lack of morality and violence. How do idiot liberals defend Islam and call it a religion of peace when it seeks to destroy the very essence of harmony and peace? The more I read these books the more I became disillusioned by it all and it led me to not eat or speak to my family for a week and I got really sick. Truly, I was lost and hurt by how much I was led down a dark road.

Luckily, I went to my sister to talk about my lack of faith and she told me that she stopped praying a long time ago when she read the biography of Muhammad! The more I see how my family rationalise their poor actions (by using the actions of Mohamed as their justification) the more it terrifies me. I suspect that my uncle is a terrorist sympathiser because of his aggressive remarks towards me in regards to my criticism of Islam and the prophet! The penalty of becoming an apostate here is death so I can’t tell anyone about it. Not even my mother as she’s changed and become very religious. Most days I feel like she’s a clone and my real mother is trapped somewhere. Her mentality and attitude has changed so I can’t talk to her about this. I’m afraid that if I tell her about my view she may even kill me.

Anyway, I hope I didn’t bore you with this email and I do apologise if it is too long. I wanted to say that you are a beacon of truth and an inspiration to me. It’s been difficult for me not to express my views or even live a decent life anymore but I know that your work is helping others see the light and the truth about Islam and the destruction it wants to cause. People need to wake up and see how dangerous Islam is and i hope one day that this plague of a ‘religion’ will die out.

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