Leaving Islam




 Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi 


Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi is the Secretary General of the Italian Muslim Association and a co-founder and a co-chairman of the Islam-Israel Fellowship.  

I wrote to Professor Palazzi for an interview to learn his views on the Muslim reaction to Muhammadís caricatures. The following is the response of the professor.  



Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:13:43 +0100


"Ali Sina" <faithfreedom at yahoo.com>


"Istituto Culturale della Comunita' Islamica Italiana"
<islam.inst at flashnet.it>    


Re: Request for an Interview

Dear Mr. Sina,

I visited your Web site and find it promotes a systematic campaign of hatred against Islam and against Muslims.

Your agenda is based on urging Muslims to leave Islam and on promoting anti-Islamic prejudices among your readers. Moreover, you do so while using a nickname, and this further contributes to make you campaign unreliable. Consequently, I have no interest in being interviewed by you or in being in touch with you.

Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi



Dear Prof. Palazzi:  

You are not a man of hate. So you should be able to distinguish the language of hate from the language of truth. I speak the truth but not hate.  

Truth is not always pleasing. Or let me put it this way: The shattering of lies is painful.  

In psychology this is called cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort felt when facing a discrepancy between what one already knows or believes to be true and new information or interpretation that contradicts that belief. It therefore occurs when one has to accommodate new ideas.  

If learning something has been difficult, uncomfortable, or even humiliating enough, people are less likely to concede that the content of what has been learned is useless, pointless or valueless. To do so would be to admit that one has been "had", or "conned".[1]       

What I say may cause pain to many people who have put their faith and love on Muhammad. That I quite understand. But that is not because my words are hateful. The pain is caused because the followers of Muhammad canít stand the truth.  This is like the pain you feel in your eyes when you come out of darkness and are suddenly exposed to light. You cover your eyes because light hurts. You can head back into your cave and not come out, or you can stay longer until your eyes get used to the light. If you stay, youíll be rewarded with a vision and understanding of the world hitherto unbeknown to you.  

Far from hating, I am fighting Islam because Islam preaches hate. You canít accuse a person who fights racism, of being a hatemonger. Would you condemn one who tries to expose and eradicate neo-Nazi movements such as KKK, Aryan Nation, Creativity movement or other hatemongering cults? Islam preaches more hate than these doctrines.

Lincoln hated slavery, Gandhi hated exploitation, Martin Luther King Jr. hated discrimination. They were hated by those who represented these doctrines of hate. They were assassinated by those who could not stand them. But would you call these men hatemongers because they hated evil? 

There is no shame in hate and no glory in love. It all depends on the subject of hate and love. Evil must be hated and those who love it are not good people.  

Those who hate Islam are good people. They hate Islam because they are good. Good and evil can't mix. Those who love Islam fall into two categories. They are either ignorant or they are evil. You are not evil.  

You dismiss me as a hatemonger without having read my articles. Yes I hate Islam. Islam must be hated by all the good people of the world. You must hate it too. Islam is evil. It is a demonic cult of hate and murder. You canít be a good person and a good Muslim at the same time.  

You also said I hate Muslims. You judged me too fast. My entire site is my labor of love towards the Muslims. I hear you say, then how is it that this love is not reciprocated? What kind of love is this that hurts the loved one? You have the right to ask that question. The answer is simple. Islam is a drug. It is the opiate of the Muslims. When you are an addict you fight those who want to keep that drug away from you and you hate them. You think they are hurting you. You become aggressive towards them and even violent. Addicts can be very dangerous. I am sure you know that the origin of the word assassin is hashashin which means hashish users. This explains the savagery of Muslims worldwide and across the history.  

But I am not offended by the Muslimsí arrogance and violence towards me. I know that when they leave Islam they will thank me. Look at the testimonies of those who left Islam. In reality I am an average guy. There is nothing flamboyant or glamorous about me.  But to some ex-Muslims I am a hero. It is because they are grateful to me for opening their eyes. And some of them have confessed that at first they hated me. Now, I am not taking credit for that. I only told the truth. It was the truth that saved them.  

Dear Professor Palazzi: You are a man of peace. I read some of your interviews and I know you are a good man. You donít hate anyone. But you are a Muslim. As a Muslim you have fallen into the trap of hate and without realizing, you hate people whom you donít know. 


Left:  Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel

Center:  Prof. Nahum Rakover, former Deputy Attorney General of the State of Israel, former Advisor to the Knesset on Jewish Law, Prof. of Jewish Law, Bar Ilan University , Jewish Legal Heritage Society

Right:  Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Secretary General, Italian Muslim Association; Member, International Council, Root & Branch Association

Photo taken at reception at the President's Residence preceeding the "Third International Seminar on the Sources of Contemporary Law:  Jerusalem -- City of Law and Justice?


In your message you wrote: ďI have no interest in being interviewed by you or in being in touch with you  

Why not? Am I not a human being? Why should someone despise me to this extent? Have I committed murder?  Am I a rapist, a pedophile or an assassin? What is wrong with me that you donít want to have anything to do with me? Well, we both know why. You are a Muslim and Muslims are supposed to hate those who disagree with Islam. Do you see how a good man like you is driven to hate because of Islam?  

My dear Professor: Islam is a cult of hate. It is not a religion of love. Muhammad invented this cult to fool people and make them submit to him so he could rule, loot and rape. He was the Jim Jones and David Koresh of Arabia. He succeeded not only because people of his time were more ignorant that people today but also because there was no central government to stop his banditry. So he fooled like a cult leader and conquered like Genghis Khan. What is so special about this? 

He ruled by instilling hate Ė the hatred of the Pagans, the hatred of the Jews, the hatred of the Christians, the hatred of oneís own kit and kin if they do not convert to Islam, but above all the hatred of those who saw through his layers of deceptions and abandoned him. Those he dreaded more than anyone else and dealt with them with no mercy.  

[1] ROGERS CR (1980) Freedom to learn for the 80s New York : Free Press,


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