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 for telling the truth about Islam.
The Rebel 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.
In his memoir, Hamed Abdel-Samad, a German-Egyptian, documented a personal odyssey that began in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and ended with a job as an academic for an Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Munich. The scholar knows the quran by heart and loves German beers.
Der Spiegel Hamed Abdel-Samad has been through several phases in his life. At 16, after graduating from high school, he hugged his mother, shook his father’s hand and set off for the Egyptian capital Cairo — a gifted young man who wanted not only to educate himself, but also to change the world.
[In Islamic society] “Everyone suppresses everyone else. The government suppresses the people, and the people suppress each other.” Every day, we [Muslims] think about who or what has offended us. People are frustrated throughout the Arab world. They don’t know what to do with their rage, and they look for scapegoats.”
Below is the controversial letter he wrote to Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 15, 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.
Either you do not know that all that is a part of Islam, and you are therefore unqualified to make this decision about Islam…
Or you do know and are purposely deceiving the citizens of this country, to facilitate the sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia (which the public does not want) and so as not to anger our Turkish trading partner.
You are wrong. You are deceiving us. And you are doing the Muslims here no favor by claiming something that does not correspond to the truth and which the majority of Germans see differently. Not only them, but many German Muslims and ex-Muslims, who had to flee their homelands to come to this open, free society, which politicians like you are in the process of destroying with drivel about Political Correctness and Globalization.
Yes, you — the politicians — are destroying the peace in this land and siccing people on each other. You are further exploiting the deterioration of the situation to gradually decrease basic rights in Europe and accelerate the spiral of forced tolerance.
Anyone who lives here must show respect, and then only a very little tolerance is needed! With that alone, a society develops homogeneously and uniformly and on its own. And people will not be afraid and will gladly deal with the new. But taking down crosses from churches and re-naming celebrations on orders from above and because of complaints from Muslims definitely are not! READ MORE