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Synonyms for apostate

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc

not faithful to religion or party or cause

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Since becoming a humanist, I've heard many similar stories from my fellow apostates, who began to doubt their faith after seeing how their supposedly moral religion actually harmed people.
A woman allegedly tried to stop the execution by accusing the rebels: "You are the apostates and we are all Syrians.
This was a quick and easy way out of the problem, because everyone knew that once he was released in Afghanistan, Rahman would have been murdered, likely by his family, and under Islamic law there is no liability for killing an apostate.
They are apostates, they are out from the whole religion, they are enemies of Islam, enemies of believers," he said in the interview, which is expected to ignite a war between the two Houthi groups in Sa'ada.
But then some religious extremist declared him apostate just because he called the Ahmedis his brothers and sisters.
Some of Yemen's most influential Islamic leaders have declared supporters of the ban on child brides to be apostates, according to a report by AP.
SHARJAH: In a session here on religious freedom, Muslim scholars from around the world yesterday debated how apostates should be treated according to Islamic law.
RIYADH: A group of Saudi clerics has come out in support of a colleague who issued a fatwa saying two writers deserve to die if they did not retract views that he said made them apostates.
The claims are made in a new report by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) into the abuses suffered by apostates - those who convert from Islam to another religion.
But yesterday a statement with the video said: "The jurisdiction court decided to execute God's verdict against those apostates.
Leaving the Fold: Apostates and Defectors in Antiquity.
It's no secret the ferociousness of the battle that is going on between the soldiers of right and the soldiers of wrong-the crusaders, the rejectionists (Shi'ites) and apostates in Iraq," the statement said.
One of five masked gunmen behind the doomed men reads a statement describing them as a 'bunch of apostates' who came to Ramadi to support 'the apostate Allawi government and help the unjust American enemy.
Thus school children attending government schools, journalists providing negative coverage of Islamist actions, the leaders of civil society organizations that sponsored nonIslamist causes, and anyone not actively supporting the jihad were judged apostates and legitimate targets of violence.
After a general introduction, the sources in this collection are divided into six sections as follows: Jews, apostates and converts, sexual nonconformists, victims of the devil, Christian heretics, and the liminal and temporarily marginalized.