'You Will Die!' Feminist Muslim Gets 24 Hour Police Protection After Founding Liberal Mosque in Germany
The feminist founder of a Berlin mosque that received worldwide media attention for permitting men and women to pray together and welcoming LGBT Muslims says she is under round-the-clock protection from German police after threats on her life. “Over social media, I have received so many death threats due to the founding of the mosque that the State Office of Criminal Investigations has determined that they must protect me around the clock,” Seyran Ates, a 54-year-old German-Turkish human rights activist, said at the weekend, according to The Local.
July 5 / Newsweek