Sep 22 2010
Hamed Abdel-Samad is a young Egyptian-German who criticizes Islamic culture and insists it must move beyond the death-grip imposed by its own holy book.
Big Peace Thilo Sarrazin has caused a major controversy in Germany by breaking the greatest taboo of political correctness and talking about the harm that Muslim immigration is doing to his country. He’s not the only one discussing this forbidden topic.
A man who will inflame the debate even more is the German-Egyptian political scientist and historian Hamed Abdel-Samad. Himself the son of an imam, he speaks from the point of view of an insider. His autobiography ‘Mein Abschied von Himmel’ (“My Departure from Heaven”) has already caused quite a stir. In it, the Muslim describes his emancipation from his religious parental home and his conviction that Islam is not compatible with a modern lifestyle. Now he adds more with his new book, and simply prophesies the collapse of the Islamic world.
The following interview with Mr. Abdel-Samad is from a news program on German television. Many thanks to the Gates of Vienna reader who sent the tip, to the Counterjihad Collective for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling it:
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