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Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Kid On The Block?


There seems to be a new face in Islamophobia circles: Sam Solomon.

Now Mr Solomon looks just like an anti-semite's caricature of a Jew, and has a name that certainly doesn't shriek "Muslim" at you, but apparently he was born a Muslim, studied Sharia Law for 15 years, converted to Christianity, was imprisoned and threatened with death before being exiled. He now works the Islamophobia circuit with such luminaries as Geert Wilders and Pamela Geller, explaining how he (a self-styled expert on islam and sharia) conveniently saw the light.

The funny thing is that as far as I can tell not even his supporters have any idea exactly where he was "raised as a Muslim", where he studies (or in some versions taught) Sharia Law, where he was imprisoned, and whence he was exiled.

So: another fake ex-Muslim? We've had the fake forced marriage victim (Hirsi Magan), the fake ex-terrorist (Walid Shoebat) and now the fake ex-scholar? Does anyone have any information? Is he actually an ex-Muslim? Where was he born? Where and when was he imprisoned?

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