In a SPIEGEL interview, Egyptian-German political scientist Hamed Abdel-Samad talks about his childhood as the son of an imam in Egypt, why he thinks Islam is a danger to society and his theories about the inevitable decline of the Muslim world.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Abdel-Samad, Germany is currently a divided country because of the controversial author Thilo Sarrazin, whose new book "Germany Does Itself In" has triggered a heated debate on immigration and the willingness of Muslims to integrate into German society. Are you part of the pro- or anti-Sarrazin faction?
Hamed Abdel-Samad: Neither.
SPIEGEL: Have you discovered the happy medium in the integration debate? Or are you trying to avoid offending both your German friends and your fellow Muslims?...
"You have accused European liberal leftists of pursuing a "policy of appeasement" toward Islam."
Oh Look somebody else has observed the Liberal penchant for grovelling to all of the people all of the time, instead of some of the people some of the time. Thats political correctness or apologising for our western Christian history. The Liberal church pursues it under the title of ecumenicalism!