Anyone who was really involved with Islam in the past 20 years or so has probably heard of Umar Lee to some degree or another. He wrote a really popular series titled “The Rise and Fall of Salafiyyah” that told the hard truth about salafism. I’ve spoken to him on a couple of occasions in the past when I was still Muslim and I have to say I am surprised and not surprised by this revelation. I think the signs were there that would eventually leave. I’m not sure if he truly left or is just going through a burnout phase but I hope he slams the door shut and doesn’t look back. Perhaps I will reach out.
Umar Lee leaves Islam June 16, 2013