NEW YORK, January 21: The global human rights coalition of Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) announced today that a new leader has taken the helm of Stop the Islamisation of Germany (SIO Deutschland): human rights activist Zahid Khan, a German citizen and ex-Muslim.
AFDI/SIOA President Pamela Geller said in a statement: “At this critical time, it is essential we build a global coalition to defend the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the equality of rights of all people before the law, and individual rights. Zahid Khan has been on the front lines of the struggle against Sharia and Islamization for years; now, with Germany in severe crisis because of the inundation of Muslim migrants, he is just the man to stand and rally Germans behind a movement to defend human rights for all people.”
Zahid Khan in 1986 founded a student movement in his native Pakistan, dedicated to working to separate the Islamic religion from the state. This movement inspired young people in Pakistan; within a short time, 80,000 students had joined it. After being accused of insulting Islam and Muhammad, Khan was tried and given a fourteen-year prison sentence, but escaped from Pakistan with help from Germany’s embassy. He is the author of the German books Criminal Acts of Prophet Mohammed and Islam does not belong to Germany, both of which sparked a great deal of controversy. Khan has survived three assassination attempts by Islamic jihadists, and is under police protection.
AFDI, SIOE, and SION stand for:
• The freedom of speech – as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of “blasphemy” and “slander,” which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism;
• The freedom of conscience – as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy;
• The equality of rights of all people before the law – as opposed to Sharia’s institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims.