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Hamed Abdel-Samad

Hamed Abdel-Samad, born in Cairo in 1972, studied English, French, Japanese, and Political Science in college. He has worked for UNESCO and held a professorship in Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt and at the Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich. Abdel-Samad was a member of the German Islam Conference and is one of the most profiled Islamic intellectuals in the German-speaking world. His autobiography My Farewell from Heaven caused a sensation: “His expectations for his countrymen are the same as those he has himself embraced: enlightenment through the breaking of taboos” (ZDF-Aspekte). As a result of his taboo-breaking, an official fatwa was placed on him in 2013. Since then, he has lived under permanent police protection.

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Hamed Abdel-Samad präsentiert "Islam"

04.05.2023
17:30
TAM Theater am Mühlenrain
Am Mühlenrain 19
79576 Weil am Rhein

Hamed Abdel-Samad präsentiert "Islam"

17.04.2023
17:00
Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen

Hamed Abdel-Samad präsentiert "Islam"

03.05.2023
18:00
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI)
Sofienstr. 12
69115 Heidelberg

Hamed Abdel-Samad präsentiert "Islam"

02.05.2023
18:00
Museum Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 3
72074 Tübingen