Hamed Abdel-Samad Wed, 3rd May 2023, 8:00 pm The future of Islam Lecture Whether in medieval or enlightened Europe, Islam always positioned itself as the antithesis. It built its empire on the ruins of the Roman Empire and saw itself as the legitimate leader of the world. The loss of power that accompanied the end of the Ottoman Empire did not change this. Today, Muslims no longer come to Europe as conquerors but mostly as peaceful migrants, but Islamism migrates along with them. Hamed Abdel-Samad issues an urgent warning: “We have to talk about Islam again, because the future of Europe also depends on its future.” Political scientist and publicist Hamed Abdel-Samad is a member of the German Islam Conference and is one of the most prominent Islamic intellectuals in the German-speaking world. Because of his taboo-breaking, a fatwa was issued against him in 2013, and since then he has lived under permanent police protection. Islam (2023) is perceived as his most important book to date.