Out loud. In a soon-to-be-built mosque.
“If I do this then I want to make a difference; it’s not meant to be a provocation,” he said in an interview that appeared in several German media outlets, adding that the book should be read and discussed by the Muslim public, which “currently is condemning something it does not know about.”
The new mosque’s leaders have not said “No” to him… yet:
[Wallraff] said the Ankara-funded Ditib religious foundation had not been insulted and was discussing his proposal.
The organization’s secretary for dialog, Bekir Alboga, said Wallraff’s idea had not been rejected outright, and that the Ditib board, would respond to the request.
Incidentally, Wallraff and Rushdie are friends– Rushdie “stayed in Wallraff’s apartment in Cologne during visits to Cologne in the 1990s…”
[tags]atheist, atheism, German, Günter Wallraff, Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses, Muslim, Islam, Ditib, Bekir Alboga, Cologne[/tags]