He’s an 18-year-old, often foul mouthed Palestinian poet living in Denmark, who gained popularity for being very honest about the problems of modern Islam. He also hates Israel, I think, my Danish is not what it used to be.
Apparently, being forthcoming and all that has gained Yahya Hassan 27 death threats by the time this video was shot. Watch how police is preparing for his upcoming poetry reading event…
Ah, when art and religion collide…
Here’s a November 20 story from International Business Times:
A Danish citizen of Palestinian descent previously convicted of terrorism admitted that he assaulted teenage poet Yahya Hassan – a vocal critic of the local Muslim community.
Isaac Meyer, 24, known as Abdul Basit Abu Lifa, had been sentenced to seven years in prison in 2007 for his role in a failed terrorist plot in Europe. He was released from jail in 2010.
Meyer admitted that he attacked 18-year-old Hassan – whose parents are Palestinian – at Copenhagen’s central station. The poet, who has criticized in his works what he calls a culture of hypocrisy and bad parenting of the Danish Muslim immigrant community, was hit with five to eight punches in the face and body.