Zayn Malik faces backlash after revealing he is no longer a practicing Muslim https://t.co/1E3UQQxeew— Metro (@MetroUK) November 15, 2018
Zayn has said that despite a spiritual belief in God he doesn't identify as Muslim anymore as he no longer believes in its religious tenets such as having to pray 5 times a day, causing him to face backlash from some fans.
Some of these tweets have accused him of mocking the religion or telling him that they are unfollowing him.
Columnist Anila Baig has said that the reaction in his home city, Bradford has been one of shock towards him admitting this publicly and compares the backlash against him to an online version of that against Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan with calls for her death.
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