Saira Khan receives death threats after renouncing Islam
Former Loose Women star Saira Khan has received death threats after revealing she’s no longer a practising
Muslim. The 50-year-old, who is of Pakistani heritage, said she was forced to reveal her decision as she felt
“guilty, caged and unhappy” for years.
During an Instagram Live on Monday, the former Loose Women panellist, who publicly renounced Islam
over the weekend, insisted she’s ‘not perturbed’ by the vile abuse as she declared: ‘I have to live my life.’
The journalist also uploaded a screenshot of a horrific message she received from a troll in a bid to help
others in similar situations who may be ‘too scared come out about it.’
TV star Saira addressed the backlash she’s been met with after her revelation as she said: ‘I have had death
‘Until you come from that background or ethnicity as a woman, you will never understand the barriers the
obstacles – the deaths to your life, we are about 100 years behind in terms of freedom of speech freedom or
individualism, liberty and choice.
‘You cannot believe the messages I have received. I am not going to come out and say I practise the religions
because I don’t.’ (sic)
The media personality further explained her reasoning behind leaving the faith as she shared: ‘I don’t believe in
certain aspects of the teachings.
The mother-of-two said on Loose Women: “It’s very difficult for me sometimes to sit here and talk about a
culture that I belong to. But I have to do it because this is my country. I was born here and I am British.
“I love living in a multi-cultural society, but I think we all have to wake up and see we are living by cultures,
side by side, where they are flouting British values and we’re allowing people to get away with it.
“We’re allowing people to get away with it because we’re not an integrated society,” she added.
“I’ve been speaking about the radicalisation of young people in this country since the 1980s and when I talk
about it, I’m a ‘racist’ or I get told by the community I’m a white sell-out.