Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ehsan Jami Closes His Organization

I’ve written several times previously about Ehsan Jami, the apostate from Islam who has risked has life by encouraging other Dutch Muslims to become ex-Muslims.

According to today’s Expatica, in the face of renewed intimidation, Mr. Jami has decided to close down his organization of ex-Muslims:

Ehsan JamiDutch politician Ehsan Jami is closing down his Central Committee for Ex-Muslims. He claims people are scared to join the organisation because of threats from Muslims.

Jami sits on the municipal council in Voorburg, formerly for the Labour Party, now as an independent. He presented plans for a committee for former Muslims last year. He was subsequently assaulted in the street and was provided with police protection.

Jami was planning to make a cartoon animation on the Prophet Muhammad, which was to feature explicit sexual scenes, but recently agreed to give up the idea in response to an appeal from Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin.

What the article fails to note is that Mr. Jami “agreed to give up the idea” under pressure from the government. According to rumor, the state turned the screws on him by threatening to withdraw his protection detail if he went ahead with his movie plans.
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Obviously the Dutch government is unwilling to experience a repeat of the Fitna crisis, and is prepared to go to any lengths to avoid one.

So what does the future hold for Ehsan Jami?

Jami is currently holding discussions with a political party on the possibility of his standing for a seat in parliament in the next election. However, he is not prepared to reveal which political party is involved.

Anyone want to bet it’s not the Labour Party?

Hat tip: Fjordman.


Stephen Gash said...

People need to leave Islam en masse.

Everyone should promote the Annual International Islam Apostasy Day on their blogs.

It is the second Friday of October each year.

Most "Muslims" wish to leave Islam.
It is about time people started fighting back and giving Islamists a taste of their own medicine.
Face down the bullies.

heroyalwhyness said...

Pressure from within and without . . . Denmark approves establishment of Azhar Institute in Denmark to "confront misconceptions about Islam"

Profitsbeard said...


Vasarahammer said...

The most disgraceful part of multiculturalism is definitely the abandonment of muslim dissidents and apostates. The multicultis are happy to embrace islamic radicals but they leave people Ehsan Jami (or Ayaan Hirsi Ali for that matter) completely without moral support and sometives even without physical security.


We have the same problems in England,where if you are a member of the BNP and you are attacked,the police regard it as your own fault for holding views that others do not like,and they refuse to protect you,ah the beauty of democracy!.