French philosopher in hiding from Islamothugs
The article, entitled “What should the free world do in the face of Islamist intimidation?”, described the Koran as “a book of extraordinary violence, and Islam as “a religion which […] exalts violence and hate”. So, naturally, he received several emailed death threats, and his address details were published on various websites. What better way to counter such foul Islamophobic accusations?
There is a very clear map of how to get to my home, with the words: ‘This pig must have his head cut off’
The article had earlier led to Le Figaro being banned in Tunisia and Egypt, along with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and The Guardian Weekly – all charged with carrying articles “offensive to Islam”. This followed condemnation the Redeker’s piece by friend-of-Livingstone Yusuf “Throw gays from clifftops” al-Qaradawi on Al Jazeera TV.
Meanwhile, Redeker is forced to change address every two days and receives round-the-clock police protection. Speaking on Europe 1 Radio, he said:
I cannot do my job. I have no freedom of movement. I am in hiding. Already they have succeeded in punishing me … as if I was guilty of holding the wrong opinions.
Why is this story receiving no coverage here in the UK?