By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewslife Senior Special Corresondent reporting from the Netherlands
Mark A. Gabriel left Monday, April 20, after the FBI) advised him to leave Europe, said Jewish-Christian pastor Ben Kok, who accompanied him to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.(
The 51-year-old Islam critic was to have stayed till at least April 25, said Kok in a statement to BosNewsLife’s Netherlands-based news partner Manna-Vandaag.nl
It was not immediately which group or persons were responsible for the threats.
Gabriel, which is not his real name, grew up as a Muslim in Egypt. However he reportedly became dissapointed in Islam while working as a teacher and imam at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University.
After he became a Christian, Gabriel fled to the United States where he received asylum.
It comes amid mounting concerns about the growing influence of Muslim extremism in Europe.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)– A wellknown American scholar who converted from Islam to Christianity has interupted his tour in the Netherlands because of death threats, an organiser said Wednesday, April 22.