Yesterday, Hamad Abdel Samad, an ex-Muslim and Islam critic, appeared on German TV. Hamad left Germany because he required 24 hour guard from the danger by Muslims.
Some background and previous works by Hamad Abdel.
Hamed Abdel-Samad is a German-Egyptian author and an apostate from Islam. He lives under the constant threat of death, and has to have 24-hour police protection. Last week we posted a translated text interview with Mr. Abdel-Samad that was originally published in Die Welt.
BERLIN. Islam critic, Hamed Abdel-Samad has announced that he is leaving Germany. Germany, he wrote in Facebook, is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for people like him. That was not meant as a reproach, but as a warning. “Yes, I have become tired and can no longer bear the pressure, but I am not bitter. It was, after all, my decision to step up the way I did. And I do not regret it!” It is time to seek out a new home, where he can find a little “normality” and rest, and move around without police protection.
Abdel-Samad is known for his sharp criticism of Islam, comparing it to, among other things, fascism. Because of that, he has received many death threats. For instance, last year, after Abdel-Samad’s lecture in Cairo, the Egyptian preacher, Assem Abdel-Maged, called for him to be killed because he had allegedly insulted the Prophet Mohammed. Since then, he has been under police protection.
by Hamel Abdel-Samad and Mark Traschapajew
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Honored Madame Chancellor:
Your are the chancellor of everyone who lives in Germany, so also naturally the chancellor of the Muslims.
That does not empower you to claim that Islam is a part of Germany.
It is not the job of a politician to rehabilitate or evaluate a religion. Politicians are there for the people, not for the ideologies of those people.
Before you publicly make that claim, you are obliged to explain to the citizens of this country what “Islam” actually is.
- Does the division of the world into believers and infidels also belong in Germany?
- What about jihad?
- What about polygamy?
- Or the death sentence for apostates?
- What do you think of the physical punishments for thieves, adulterers and alcohol drinkers and dissidents?
- What about women’s rights, which are as good as non-existent in Islam?
- What about slavery, which is not banned in Islam?
- What about the right of children to be raised free of fear and without the threat of hellfire?