If Ubayd-Allah ibn Jahsh, a sahaba, left Islam and became a Christian, then why is it so hard for us to believe people leave Islam?
I spent years dialoging and arguing with ex muslims. I am well aware of the evangelical tactic of pretending that they were muslim and later becoming Christian. I know there are false ex muslims. But they are only the minority compared to the actual number of apostates.
I have mentioned before of browsing the website "Student Room" where young Muslims no longer believe in Islam, and I myself am a witness of people leaving Islam. I have mentioned the causes of them leaving the religion (the most prominent reason is that they're parents, or their mullahs, are oppressive and strict, and teach Islam in ludicrous ways that causes people to rebel).
Why I'm writing this bit, is because I am pissed at the responses other Muslims give when they hear or see an apostate. They will say things like "you were never muslim", "you left islam just so you can date and have sex", "you left islam so you can be a whore", "you're so stupid because islam is the best and greatest religion", "have fun burning in hell you filthy kaffir" and so on. By the way, these quotations are paraphrased, BUT real. Like I'm not just making them up. See for yourself, go see videos on youtube of muslims leaving islam.
We never consider the underlying social conditions that made them choose apostasy over Islam. They were taught this and that is haraam, when actually it isn't. They were taught to follow this sheikh (the same sheikh who has stupid views of women and non-muslims and democracy and human rights), when actually they might have been following islam better before.
Muslims who leave Islam have their points proven over and over because of how we act. We run around screaming how Islam is the true religion and so logical, yet we present the religion in ways which cause people to leave the religion. We target women because they're a "fitnah", and everything they do is "fitnah", and how they should be all covered up and hidden away from society because they're a "fitnah". And then we conclude by saying Islam is so great. In one of the videos I saw it is about a girl (Sara) who nearly committed suicide because of how her parents taught her Islam. The comments on the video by other Muslims was just revolting. She has her case proven all the time. And the thing is there are MANY MANY MORE YOUNG MUSLIMS in her situation.
Look at this Pew Research data. 23% of Muslims in the US no longer identify with their childhood religion. 23 PERCENT.