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Seyran Ates: 'It seems I’m destined to survive'

July 15, 2018

Lawyer and imam Seyran Ates founded the liberal Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin. Men and women and Muslims of different orientations can pray there together. But Ates has received thousands of hate mails and death threats. She was fortunate to survive an attack in 1984, but has continued to fight for human rights and the rights of women. What makes her so courageous?