Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Young Muslims begin dangerous fight for the right to abandon faith

Ehsan Jami, 22, founder of the Netherlands Committee for Ex-Muslims on Dutch-Islam politics:

"Sharia schools say that they will kill the ones who leave Islam. In the West people get threatened, thrown out of their family, beaten up,” Mr Jami said. “In Islam you are born Muslim. You do not even choose to be Muslim. We want that to change, so that people are free to choose who they want to be and what they want to believe in.”

"Banning something is not going to help. I am the opposite – everyone should read the Koran.”

....Mr Jami is being compared to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali refugee who became a prominent Dutch politician campaigning for the reform of Islam but who left eventually for an academic career in the United States.

...speaking to the Times from a secret location.

Youth will be served.

Read it all from The Times Online.