There are some powerful responses in the bunch:
— Ex-Muslims Forum (@CEMB_forum) November 20, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause "Islamophobia" is a misleading word that conflates criticizing ideas (right) with demonizing people (wrong).
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) November 20, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause I couldn't debate or criticize islam without my parents yelling or screaming at me, and threatening me.
— Sarah (@nukacola11) November 20, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause there's a scary amount of people out there who think punishing people for apostasy and blasphemer is perfectly acceptable.
— Imran Said (@MalayBoy97) November 20, 2015
— Lalo Dagach (@lalodagach) November 20, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause I was told I was a Muslim. But then I learned that religion is not a gene and being born to believers doesn't make you one.
— Sam Sedaei (@SamSedaei) November 20, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause Ironically, apostasy laws. No real God can be such a coward that he has to urge some of His creation to kill others.
— ibrahimsapien (@ibrahimsapien) November 20, 2015
Mixed in with those responses are several reactions from people who think the hashtag is somehow “Islamophobic” or offensive. That, to me, is reason enough for more people to use the hashtag and speak out (if it’s safe for them to do so).