I received this note from a former Muslim:
“Respected Ms. Geller, I am from a Muslim background, and I am a big fan of your work. I have watched your videos and you inspire me a lot. I have left Islam after having a terrible experience. Islam really ruined my life. Even though I have left Islam, I want some spirituality in my life. What do you suggest me? I will like to encourage you to keep exposing Islam for what it is.”
I asked her if she would write up her story, so that people can understand what actually goes on in devout Muslim families:
I grew up in Pakistani Muslim family in Germany. My family placed a lot of restrictions on me. I had to wear hijab, not allowed to date. etc. But I wanted to live my own life. I was forced to marry my cousin in Pakistan, but he always abused me physically and emotionally. He always considered me his property like women are considered in Islam. I always felt suffocated, women have no hope in Islam. They are supposed to be hell dwellers in the hereafter. So there was no hope of salvation for me and I was caught up in a oppressive system designed to control women. Finally I managed to escape and come to the US, where I married a Jewish man. Jews unlike their Muslim counterparts are civilized people and my experience with my new husband is totally opposite to what I had with my first husband. I saw your speech at Brooklyn college and was saddened to see that how you were treated there by the Muslims. You stand up for civilized American values and savages can not bear it, it’s the bitter truth for them. Devout Muslims don’t belong in America, their values are not compatible with the American society. If they want to live like savages, they should live in the Muslim countries. The only ones we should support are secular Muslims and apostates, rest should all be deported. I stand with you completely in your fight for freedom and civilized world against Islam.