Maryam considers the question of who gets to speak for British Muslims. Her answer is no one and everyone.
She says there’s been a huge fuss about the fact that Maajid Nawaz included her in the brief film he made for Newsnight.
In the programme I explained why I define myself as an ex-Muslim. It is not enough for me to call myself an atheist when I receive death threats for leaving Islam. Calling myself ex-Muslim is a public challenge to Islam, Islamism and its death penalty for apostates. Until people are free to come and go as they please and without fear, there is a political necessity to label myself in this way.
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