Dispatches investigates the violence and intimidation against Muslims who convert to Christianity in Britain. Dispatches reporter Antony Barnett meets former Muslims who live under the threat of reprisals from their former communities. Many still live in fear. Interview with a family who have been expelled from their homes and a convert whose brother was beaten close to death.
The investigation uncovers a network of churches support converts from Islam who have to worship under a veil of secrecy. It is estimated that about 3,000 Muslims who have converted to Christianity living in Britain.
The conversion to another religion for a Muslim is not just considered a taboo act by some believers. The demand for certain Islamic texts converts – also known as apostates – be punished severely for having abandoned their faith. In several Islamic countries, the death penalty is imposed. Here in Britain, Dispatches discovers a form of popular justice is carried out on our streets. A Christian bishop tells Dispatches issue that will not be long before a British convert is killed, and calls on Muslim leaders to take action.