Back in June we posted about a new mosque that was being constructed inside a church in Berlin. This was to be a special, tolerant, progressive mosque: women would not be separated from men, and Sunnis, Shi’ites, and Alewites could all pray together side by side.
Since then, the real meaning of “interfaith” has become apparent. As the Muslim Brotherhood describes it, interfaith is the bridge by which infidels cross over to Islam, but no traffic will ever be allowed in the opposite direction.
The tolerant mosque in Moabit was a bridge too far by the standards of most Muslims in Germany. Seyran Ateş, the visionary Turkish-German woman who conceived the idea for an inclusive mosque, has received numerous death threats and is now under special police protection.
It’s obvious that as far as Islam is concerned, “tolerance” and “inclusion” are for rubes — that is, for the infidels. And Seyran Ateş is either one of those rubes, or a supremely skilled practitioner of taqiyya. You decide.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this brief video clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
See also this article from Deutsche Welle.
|00:00||The founder of the moderate mosque in Berlin Seyran Ateş|
|00:04||will be more strongly protected by the police after more than 100 death threats.|
|00:08||The lawyer and women’s rights activist|
|00:12||is committed to a secular and liberal/moderate Islam.|
|00:16||She has already been the victim of an attack, and|
|00:20||sustained life-threatening wounds. In the Berlin district of Moabit|
|00:24||she founded, with other people, a mosque where men and women,|
|00:28||Sunnis, Shia, and Alevis pray together.