Persecution of Ex-Muslims (Germany)
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Iranian founder of German ex-Muslim atheist/agnostic organization living under police protection following death threats to her and other members
Mina Ahadi, a native of Iran living in Cologne, said about three dozen people have joined the Central Council of Ex-Muslims.
"I happened to be born in a Muslim family, and I have decided not to be a Muslim," she told the magazine Focus.Ahadi said she and other members of the group have been "terrorized" and have received death threats, most of them sent via e-mail.
United Press International, February 23, 2007
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A week ago, then the police turned to Ahadi. It was declared a personal protection - such as the Green Party politician Ekin Deligöz, who had recently asked Muslim women in Germany to drop the headscarf and thus drawn the ire of the Islamists themselves.
Anna Reimann, Der Spiegel, February 21, 2007 (Machine translated from original German)
Revered as a holy family in Turkey, the "descendant of Muhammad" from the Kurdish minority seek asylum in Germany. They convert to Christianity whilst in Germany and receive death threats from Muslims
But Sedar Dedeoglu, of Luedenscheid, now faces a threat to his life if he’s forced to return to Turkey, and is seeking help from German authorities.
Dedeoglu, who is involved in Christian outreach programs among Muslims, has been receiving death threats from Muslims unwilling to accept his conversion. His relatives also regard the apostasy as shameful.
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For Muslims, he said, it is undeniable Dedeoglu descends from Muhammad’s daughter Fatima and her husband Ali. In Dedeoglu’s hometown, Elazig, in eastern Turkey they used to be revered as a holy family. According to Seitter, the apostasy of a family member is regarded as an insult of the prophet himself.
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WND, July 2, 2007