A wholly predictable response, of course. “Germany: Ex-Muslim Says ‘Islam Inherently Radical,'” from Sugiero, with thanks to Hugh:
A new group is formed in Germany: “The National Council of Ex-Muslims” (link in german language). Their goal is to help women and men to leave the religion of peace without being stoned to death. Or anything similar. And, of course, they’ve already received death threats from RoP-worshippers…
Islam is inherently radical:
Arzu Toker, deputy chairwoman, used a news conference to announce her separation from Islam: ‘I herewith resign from Islam. That’s it.’
Toker, a journalist who was born in 1952 in Turkey’s eastern Anatolia region, is radical in her criticism of Islam. She does not accept its Sharia system of rules at all, saying they contradict both human rights and the values of the German constitution.
She added that Islam was anti-woman.
‘It humiliates women and turns them into servants of the men,’ she said, adding the Islam was anti-man as well.
‘It reduces men to breeding animals controlled by their urges,’ said Toker. She quoted the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘He said, God is dead. One can live fine by taking one’s own responsibility.’
She said she did not distinguish between Islam and fundamentalism.
‘Islam is inherently radical,’ she said.
Ahadi described her life to reporters and said, ‘Political Islam has afflicted my life.’ Born in Iran in 1956, her support for human rights had rapidly put her in opposition to the Islamic Revolution. She refused to wear a headscarf and was expelled from university.
Later her husband was executed. She had lived in Germany since 1996.
‘I know all about political Islam,’ she said. ‘It ends up with us being stoned to death, even here in Germany.’
Ahadi has been put under police protection in recent days. Renouncing Islam can carry the death penalty in a number of countries including Iran, Saudi-Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Mauritania. In other countries people who turn their backs on the faith aren’t punished by courts, but they are often ostracized by family and friends. It’s a difficult subject among Muslim communities in Europe too.