Why Ex-Muslims ?
In the last few years, Kerala has seen a rise in the number of ExMuslims, especially the youth who were influenced by rationalism, scientific temper and having studied Islam themselves, could no longer stay in the fold of Islam. The degree of physical, mental, and social persecution they had to face and are still facing is intolerable and unacceptable. There are still thousands of closeted ExMuslims, who are afraid to come out in public to declare their apostasy or to denounce Islam on account of fear of persecutions.
This is the reason why the organization “ExMuslims of Kerala” is relevant today. To protect the basic human right to live without any religion, to take effort to normalise dissent, blasphemy, and apostasy, and to support people who publicly announce their apostasy, both emotionally and morally.