Amsterdam – The Hague police on Thursday announced they had arrested one of the three suspected attackers of Islam critic Ehsan Jami. A police spokeswoman said the arrest could be made thanks to the detailed description Jami gave of the 17-year-old young man.
Jami recently founded a committee for former Muslims, saying it was necessary
to overcome what he called “persistent taboos” in Muslim society about leaving the faith.
Including, of course, the threat of death, per Muhammad’s own orders: “Baddala deenahu, faqtuluhu” — “if anyone changes his religion, kill him ( Bukhari vol. 9, bk. 84, no. 57).”
He is also a member of the city council for the Labour Party in Leidschendam-
Voorburg near the Hague.
Jami told police the attacker was someone he had seen in his neighbourhood
several times in recent months.
Iranian born Jami received extra personal protection early August after being attacked for the third time by Muslim youths.
He lives in a secret location and receives police protection around the clock. He has not appeared in public since he was last attacked almost four weeks ago.
The attacks followed after Jami referred to the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as a “horrible man” in several interviews and said he wanted to start a debate about domestic violence and human rights in Islam.
The police said efforts would continue to arrest the other two alleged attackers.
In the meantime, police protection for Jami will remain unchanged.