Persecution of Ex-Muslims (Netherlands)
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The heads of Dutch and German ex-Muslim organisations are both living under police protection following death threats
“I get threatened all the time: emails, letters, phone calls,” she says. “When I returned home this afternoon, for example, there was a death threat waiting for me on my answering machine…” She laughs nervously.
“A lot of them aren’t serious, but occasionally they are. I went to the police about one set of threats. They took a statement from me but that was it – they never contacted me again.”
That treatment is in sharp contrast to the seriousness with which the Dutch and German police responded when members of the Council of Ex-Muslims in those countries made complaints to the police about death threats.“The heads of the Dutch and German organisations are today both living under police protection,” Ms Namazie explains.
The Telegraph, December 9, 2007
The chairman of the Committee for ex-Muslims, and his girlfriend, are attacked for the third time and beaten by Muslims. Now under permanent police protection and in hiding. He has received dozens of death threats
Ellian said that the police had asked for a full report so that they can begin an investigation into the threats. Jami was assaulted in Voorburg, where he lives, by three men of Muslim background. It was the third attack the 22-year-old Labour council member in Leidschendam-Voorburg has suffered in a matter of months.
Jami was in the news after he set up a committee for Muslims who have turned away from Islam. The young politician's address and telephone number were recently published on an Islamic website, which led to a flood of threats. Ehsan’s telephone number has now been changed.
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National Secular Society, August 17, 2007
Mr. Jami is now under permanent police protection and in hiding. Such are the times today. Mr. Jami had to be treated in hospital for his injuries.
H. Numan, Gates of Vienna, September 8, 2007
Reports of growing persecution of former Muslims in the Netherlands, with some being forced to move to different cities after death threats from Muslims
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There have also been reports of growing persecution of former Muslims in the Netherlands, with some being forced to move to different cities after death threats from Muslims, Dutch television reported earlier this week. It was not yet clear when, and if, Open Doors would launch shelters in the Netherlands.
BosNewsLife, October 31, 2008
American Christian convert flees Netherlands amid death threats
The 51-year-old Islam critic was to have stayed till at least April 25, said Kok in a statement to BosNewsLife's Netherlands-based news partner Manna-Vandaag.nl. It was not immediately which group or persons were responsible for the threats.
Gabriel, which is not his real name, grew up as a Muslim in Egypt. However he reportedly became dissapointed in Islam while working as a teacher and imam at Cairo's Al-Azhar University.After he became a Christian, Gabriel fled to the United States where he received asylum. It comes amid mounting concerns about the growing influence of Muslim extremism in Europe.
BosNewsLife, April 23, 2009