thanks, I never noticed that the link was not there until now.
If the cost was so high, why did he write the book? Wouldn’t it make more sense to lay low? Surely if he was such a valuable asset, Israel has provided for him to make a fresh start. A book doesn’t seem necessary or wise.
What I find objectionable about this statement is that for years so many people in the West have been demanding that moderate people from Moslem cultures speak out against what is truly offensive and objectionable about their religion/culture. Now that Yousef finally does stick his neck out and do just that, his book is being deemed unnecessary and unwise.
I fully agree that what he is doing is fraught with danger. The same would be true for all Moslems who would follow his course. No doubt many do not speak out for exactly those reasons.
Yousef himself would be a fool if he was unaware of the dangers. On the other hand, he is fully aware of the dangers and he speaks out anyways. Some might call that courage.
In terms of necessity, to the extent that moderate Moslems do not speak out, the radicals will own their religion. it is just that simple.