Thank you for adding me to your stable of friends.
I cannot imagine the difficulty dealing with the real threat that apostasy poses, though to a lesser degree ex-Christians in the USA suffer as well.
On the other hand, as an ex-Wiccan, I find my reception interesting . . . Wiccans as a rule do not burn ex-witches at the stake, while the local Christian population in my village still holds my atheism (I was never a Christian) as bizarre - You have to believe in something, they say. They would rather I were still a Wiccan than an atheist . . . the latter is too uncomfortable for them.