. . . what followed wasn't pretty
The video gives us a clear idea of what it can cost someone to leave Islam. He mentions how he was attacked, stabbed, shot, run down by a van and generally not well received by some Muslims for his decision. His key observation is: Muslims refuse to discuss the problematic parts of their own scriptures that reveal disturbing aspects about Muhammad and habitually resort to violence.
This chap's Muslim friends actually said not to read those things or think about them but just keep following the form of the religion.
Sounds like a cult yes?
On the hate speech vs. free speech argument it is interesting to note that one social media platform has actually banned this very video of Dr Wood's for its supposedly hateful statements regarding race, religion and/or gender. You'll be able to judge for yourself if this is the case. I think it will highlight that our Prime Minister's response to the question of how to define hate speech - "you'll know it when you see it" - really sounds pathetically inadequate in real life.
The full 17 minute video of this chap's is here and is well worth a look (there is a little foul language and some images which may disturb some people).
Joseph Colden converted to Islam shortly after leaving college. After marrying a Muslim wife, he began studying Islam's most trusted sources. Joseph and his wife eventually left Islam and are now Christians.
Watch the testimony of these ex-Muslims here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VD-C...