There are many reasons why this needs to be said, starting with a personal trigger. I was recently interviewed by Channel 4′s 4though.tv programme about my opinions on sharia in Britain.
Out of seven people interviewed, I was the only one who was against sharia and for a secular state.
My interview has subsequently triggered a debate in Sudanese media,
both at home and in the diaspora, from which campaigns have emerged
inciting people against me, calling me a ‘Kafira’ (infidel) and
‘Murtadda’ (a person who has left Islam) .
The Facebook page of the Sudanese Armed Forces’ has also posted my picture, declaring me an infidel and a apostate.