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megimoo
12-04-2010, 09:15 PM
Germany's angst about Islamists goes mainstream

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and the group that calls itself "Invitation to Paradise" was mounting a defiant response to weeks of public protests against construction of a religious school to teach its austere, militant interpretation of Islam.
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Some lament the decline of multiculturalism - "Utterly failed," in the words of German Chancellor Angela Merkel - while others say Europe is defending its way of life against those who would destroy it.

In the Netherlands, anti-immigrant sentiment has risen steadily since the 2004 murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a Muslim fanatic. In elections this year, the anti-Islam "Freedom Party" of Geert Wilders emerged as the country's third-largest political force and is helping a conservative government keep campaign promises to ban the burqa, cut immigration and imprison illegal aliens.

Swiss voters have approved a ban on minarets, an anti-Islamic party has gotten into the Swedish parliament for the first time, and France's ban on wearing face-covering veils in public has broad popular support.

Germans are even more negative toward Muslims than their European neighbors, according to a survey published Thursday.
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http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/12/05/germany039s-angst-about-islamists-goes-mainstream.html

Bleda
12-05-2010, 05:06 AM
But, but... Americans don't want Muslims to build mosques on Ground Zero!! Clearly they're more bigoted than the enlightened Europeans.

PoliCon
12-05-2010, 09:12 AM
They want Sharia law - I say we start implementing some of sharia law - but switch things around. . . .

NO NEW MOSQUES can be built and repairs to existing mosques should be prohibited.

They are welcome to practice their religion as long as it's kept behind closed doors.

And proselytism to islam to be met with harsh punishment.