Daniel Pipes: Muslim Apostasy a Challenge "Such as Islam Has Never Faced"
I'd always considered Muslims leaving Islam to be a marginal topic of no larger significance beyond the individuals involved. And then gradually over the past years, I became aware that it's bigger than that. There's something going on. And there are really two aspects to it. One is Muslims becoming atheists and the other is Muslims converting to other religions, mostly Christianity. And I now see this as a significant phenomenon, both for those involved and also a challenge to Islam, such as Islam has never faced.