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A Serious Dissident: At Last

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Submitted by Renox (United States), Sep 29, 2021 at 02:19

Viewers interested in the subject of "Atheism and Islam" should definitely be introduced to and get to know the astute and impressive Hamed Abdel-Samad, an Egyptian intellectual now living in Germany and fluent in Arabic, English, German and Japanese.

This video produced by the international German broadcast service Deutsche Welle features Hamed in several other videos. And he can be found elsewhere on the internet.

For a superb introduction, see him at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmagdEfTAp0

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The Algerian author and social critic Anwar Malek is worth hearing on this video of an Al Jazeera TV (Qatar) interview (offered on the internet by MEMRI ).

It's a little dated (March 2009) but still gives the viewer another glimpse into the massive dissatisfaction present in the Middle East. It is in speedy (normal) Arabic but it has serviceable if somewhat wobbly English subtitles and you can always slow it down if you need to. Here it is at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkgAQcSpypo

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