Now it’s Ehsan Jami
‘s turn. After Fitna
, from right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, and Submission
, by former Dutch-Somali MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali
and Theo van Gogh
, now the young Iranian-born Dutchman Ehsan Jami has made a film about Islam
‘An Interview with Mohammed’ is less confrontational than its predecessors. The 15-minute film shows Mr Jami interviewing the prophet Muhammed, played by an actor wearing a Bedouin headdress, his face covered by a paper mask. [video]
An former Muslim in the Netherlands has made a movie documenting the violent and tyrannical nature of Mohammed.
Ehsan Jami, chairman of the committee for ex-Muslims, received dozens of death threats on Wednesday, according to his adviser, academic and writer Afshin Ellian. “The telephone was ringing off the hook,” Ellian said on Thursday.
The attack on Ehsan Jami caused an outcry in the Netherlands, where a filmmaker critical of Islam was murdered in an Amsterdam street three years ago, and where high-profile lawmakers have faced death threats from Islamist militants.
Organisations of ex-Muslims in Europe are coming to Amsterdam in September to sign a declaration that Muslims must be free to renounce their faith. The move has been announced by Ehsan Jami, Labour (PvdA) council member in Voorburg and initiator of the Central Committee of Ex-Muslims in the Netherlands.
Labour (PvdA) has been trying to muzzle a young PvdA member who is fighting for the rights and safety of Muslim apostates. An internal memo shows that the party fears the campaign of Ehsan Jami will cause it electoral damage and enrage Muslims.