That's interesting about him "presenting himself to the police station," I had not read that.
Maybe he is "crazy" and wants to be a martyr. Beats me. Whatever happens, at least this very subject has been brought up in the minds & media of the world. Like JW's that want "out", there must be many Muslims that only profess belief in their religion -- out of fear.
This dialogue over the freedom to simply 'change religions' surely makes the Clerics in the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses...uncomfortable.