While politically correct groups in the West herald Islamists as the epitome of Muslim identity, in the Arab world, Islamists are pushing Muslims out of their faith.
A recent article in The Sun reported, “Arabs are turning their backs on religion in record numbers ‘in backlash against Islamists,’” citing the following statistics:
- There’s a higher number of departure from theological affiliation among the 18-29 age group versus the 30+ age group
- The percentage of non-religious residents in Arab states spikes to about 46% of the population for Tunisia and Palestine
The statistics mirror a sentiment from an earlier conversation with Charlotte Littlewood, founding director of Become the Voice, a non-profit group that trains young Palestinians on social issue campaigns.
It was clear to Littlewood that young Muslims in Hebron were less interested in the political issues surrounding Palestine and Israel, less wound up with their identity as Muslims, and more focused on creating meaningful social changes in their communities.
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