Monday, October 29, 2007
ALMOST AS BAD AS PRESBYTERIANS
It ain’t so easy being a ex-Muslim in ever-tolerant multi-culti Europe:
Ehsan Jami is an intelligent, softly-spoken 22 year-old council member for the Dutch Labour Party. He believes there should be no compromise, ever, on the rights of women and gay people and novelists and cartoonists. He became sick of hearing self-appointed Islamist organisations claiming to speak for him when they called for the banning of books and the “right” to abuse women. So he set up the Dutch Council of Ex-Muslims. Their manifesto called for secularism – and the end to the polite toleration of Islamist intolerance. As he put it: “We want people to be free to choose who they want to be and what they want to believe in.”
Sounds reasonable enough. How did Ehsan’s ex-religionists react?
Ehsan was immediately threatened with death.