Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Western Intellectuals‘ Refusal to Criticize Islam Reflects Racism; Europe Would Not Be What It Is without Criticism of Religion | MEMRI – The Middle East Media Research Institute
Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in a recent lecture that Islam has „turned hatred into a holy duty and war into a religious precept.“ The reticence of many European politicians and intellectuals toward criticizing Islam is the manifestation of a „reversed racism,“ he said, calling it the „racism of low expectations.“ On the issue of religious reform, Abdel-Samad said: „I do not believe in reforming religion. I believe in reforming people’s minds and their relation to religion.“ He…
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