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Islamic Extremists Call for Lesbian’s Death (Video)

Islamic Extremists Call for Lesbian’s Death (Video)

An Islamist group called for a Muslim lesbian author to be killed and invaded a discussion on Islam in Amsterdam last week.

A December 8 debate, which included the Canadian Muslim lesbian author Irshad Manji and MP Tofik Dibi on a panel, was disrupted when extremists from the group Sharia4Belgium stormed the event, held at the De Balie theater in Amsterdam. The mob threw eggs and called for Manji’s neck to be broken.

The group of about 20 men and boys arrived halfway through the evening, chanted slogans and pelted the audience with eggs. A police mobile unit had to be called to eject the rioters, and two Belgian men aged 19 and 22 were arrested.

The people who disrupted the debate were members of the Belgian group Sharia4Belgium, an offshoot of Sharia4Holland. Irshad Manji has experienced death threats for several years since her outspoken attack on traditional Islam in her book The Trouble with Islam Today.

Dibi is a young, gay Dutch-Moroccan GreenLeft (GroenLinks) MP. In September, he launched a campaign calling on Muslims around the world to stop blindly following decrees issued by a handful of extremists, and to start thinking for themselves.

Manji was in Europe to promote her new book, Allah, Liberty and Love. She says that the key teaching of the book is “moral courage, the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants to shut you up.”

The mob made clear that they felft that Dibi and Manji had no right to talk about Islam because they were too liberal, said Dibi. When the riot started, the audience made efforts to protect both speakers.

“What was really nice to see, and I have never seen, was that the whole audience stood up for us. And we have said, while they were shouting: ‘We will not move. We do not go off the stage, we continue to stand here. You only have to listen to us. And if you do not like to hear us speak, then you zapping’” said Dibi.

Manji said:

I never felt afraid. Not once. Neither did Tofik. In fact, all of us refused to leave, even when police asked. We wouldn’t play on Jihadi terms. Some things are simply more important than fear.

Said Dibi:

The disruption shows that even in the Netherlands it is necessary to continue the debate on reforming Islam.

Watch: Manji and Dibi talk on Dutch television program Pauw & Witteman about the incident:

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9:30AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Raj K. Full of hatred and bigotry --- the sites you have mentioned are people like you. O yes indeed do read Quran at least then you will read the true literature rather than paragraphs taken out of context (if read as a neutral, its bound to effect you in the most positive way).

This is the reason for a lot of non believer to convert to Islam despite the constant attacks from the Islamophobes.

12:14AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Raj K., Hate sites like www.FAITHFREEDOM.org and www.JIHADWATCH.org do nobody any good, they are run by fanatical bigots and conspiracy theorists. They are not any better than the Muslim extremists or any other fundamentalists fanatics. Radical extremists are dangerous whether they are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, environmentalist or whatever.

12:02AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Yes, well it is plain you hate the separation of church and state, so long as it is your beleif system in charge.

1:03AM PST on Dec 25, 2011

great to hear of resistance against the horrible ideology of islam!

@ Robert F
"education works for young people but once they become like this it is too late"
one sad thing is that according to some highschool teachers, even 14-15 year old muslim teenagers have already been too indoctrinated that they already hate the western society they're growing up in. it's already too late to open their eyes and lead them away from islam. very sad.

@ Michaela P
"what these extremists say, is not what the koran says"
i encourage you to read the koran and see what it actually says. it ain't pretty!

@ Leslie A
Hahaha :)

@ AbdulAziz A
"Nothing new and nothing exciting same old, same old"
as if there's anything new coming from you islam promoters. as braindead, old and boring as the koran itself.

9:26AM PST on Dec 21, 2011

So sad ...

11:34AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

"The group of about 20 men and boys arrived halfway through the evening, chanted slogans and pelted the audience with eggs."

Come on now, there were no men there, only little boys throwing a temper tantrum. Just put them down for an afternoon nap and cut back on their sugar intake.

7:12PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

thanks

6:38PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

So I guess you really hate the separation of church and state?

3:25PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

ISLAM is a TROJAN HORSE. Unlike the fully assembled Trojan Horse showed up in front of ancient Troy, modern day Trojan Horse is completely sent un-assembled in million of small packages to Kafir Lands. Every Muslim visiting/immigrating to Non-Muslim lands represent one part of that un-assembled GAINT TORJAN HORSE.
Please wake up. Before Islam destroy everyone. See the proof of this in 57 and growing Islamic countries. Here are some great sites to aware and act against this threat.

www.FAITHFREEDOM.org
www.THERELIGIONOFPEACE.com
www.JIHADWATCH.org

3:24PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

Islam is the scum. Irshad is one the biggest appeaser of this scum. She practices Taquiah ( religious lie or deception) to advance Islam in non-Muslim countries.
Simple question to Irshad, if you are a true Muslim, can you just visit 'Land of Islam' as you are and lets see how long you last, as a lesbian and non-Burqa clad woman.
You( and Islamists) can fool one person at a time (about Islam) , but you cannot fool many people in many generations.

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