October 27, 2009
Muslims face increasing prejudice in xenophobic Europe

Delancey Gustin is a program associate in the Immigration and Integration Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

In light of the highly-publicized murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman in Germany, Gustin discusses Muslim immigration in France, Germany and the United Kingdom with Daljit Dhaliwal.

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#19

[...] that the Greek economy is in crisis?  Call me crazy, but I believe it can potentially heighten European xenophobia against Muslims, particularly Turks in Germany.  And we don’t need any more [...]

#18

I am shocked and appalled at the comments I have read on this blog. I have one word for those suggesting all muslims should leave and go home. Racism. Its hideous, and always seems to attach itself to the ignorant and suspicious. Islam and Christianity both worship the same god, and neither religious text advocates the use of terrorism explicitly. and yet you are blaming the entire muslim population for the actions of a fanatical minority. But that is your choice. Hitler, of course, was a christian. If i followed your line of thinking, what would that make christians? People in glass houses…..

#17

Europeans are finally waking up from their stupor and realizing what Islam wants: EVERYTHING AND EVERYPLACE! Dar al Harb is what Islam calls those countries fortunate enough not have been Islamized…yet! Islam will never be satiated until the whole planet SUBMITS to their worldwide conspiracy.

#16

Yeah, shoot the messenger! You folks are great !

#15

Why does Worldfocus provide bible thumping Evangelists, born-again nutters, Islamophobes, Zionists, Nazis and right-wing criminals a platform to vent their bile and hatred for Muslims and Islam whilst barring any views by Muslims? Looking at recent historic Christian achievements, one only has to follow the trail of blood, misery and devastation to see what modern & civilised Christians have been up to. The Holocaust, genocide of Japanese, use of nuclear weapons on Japan and mini-nukes on Iraq, abominable slaughter of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Panamanians, Chileans, Chechnyans, Algerians, S. Koreans, illegal invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, the torture, rape and murder of innocent civilians and yet these ultimate hypocrites have the gall to raise the finger at Islam and Muslims? I used to watch Worldfocus but judging from it’s policy to allow only loonies to express their views I do think Worldfocus is just another US/UK propaganda tool. It was especially depressing to see Daljit Dhaliwal blissfully smile in agreement as Delancy Gustin spewed her ill concealed hatred for Muslims and Islam, as she tried to blame non-integrating Muslims for the murder of the Muslim victim and not even a kind word for the poor woman and her unborn child who were butchered by this mad Christian. I thought Daljit Dhaliwal was a woman of substance and incorruptible perhaps even a true journalist- I was wrong.

#14

Muslims chop off Western heads regularly and they can’ wait to put it up on Al Jazerra and still people wonder about what Islam is all about?

I do not believe in violence for the sake of violence. I am against violence of innocents. However, Islam is becoming well known in the West for violence against non-Muslims for nothing more than religious bigotry.

There is a certain percentage of Muslims out of all Muslim propulations that support violence against non-Muslims with money, ideology and political support. Many places in the Islamic world becoming a suicide bomber is the greatest aspiration of young Muslims.

Europe has always been predjudiced in many things, it is not shocking to see such behavior in Dresden. It is shocking to see it in the US where laws are so strict to preserve the rights of others as it should.

There are Islamic groups in the US making military training camps teaching Muslims to wage war on America and against non-Muslim Americans.

If you want a history lesson look at the Balkan States with Islamic and non-Islamic violence that has gone on since the Turkish conquest of Europe. Muslims nearly conquered Europe completely twice in their history. It took great efforts then to repel the Muslim invaders once at the gates of Paris and then at the gates of Vienna.

Islam is still in Biblical times while the rest of the world exists in modern times. There can be no peace between Islam and the West because Islam cannot have it.

#13

Why are we so shocked at this heinous crime? Europe has always been a racist region, from the days of slavery and Imperialism until today. One could be Christian all she/he wants to, if a person is not blonde-haired, blue-eyed, she/he is a nobody, and though many non-Caucasian people are living slightly better than their counter-parts were a few decades ago, things really haven’t changed that much. Many Europeans blast the United States for different international policy decisions that its government has made, but the U.S. has done a much better job at integrating its non-White population into the mainstream. Europe could learn a thing or two from the Americans.

#12

Kbeckwith’s comments about Islam and most of its practioners really says it all. Amen, brother!

#11

Many thanks to World Focus for providing this brief but thoughtful, balanced, and informative report. Many will find valuable and reliable new information and might feel encouraged to delve into the matter.

#10

Interesting how Worldfocus overwhelmingly allows the Nazis here to vent their bile. Reading the vile racist rot from most here, it is clear that our enemy is not Islam or Muslims but, we ourselves are our worst enemy. We wave our “whiteness” and “Christianity” like a flag of shameless oppression and hate and regale in our murder and torture. We have not changed at all from our forefathers who murdered the Red Indians, or from the idiots who slaughtered millions of civilians in Japan or those who murdered & tortured Vietnamese civilians. Seems we always attack the weak - those who cannot defend themselves. We are the same animals we were during the neolithic age. How sad. In fact after reading all this crap and knowing Islam and Muslims from my studies, I am seriously contemplating converting to Islam.

#9

Another sob story about the poor, mistreated Muslims, donwplaying how much harm they’ve done to France and the UK. If they don’t like how they’re treated, they should return home. Europe doesn’t want or need them.

#8

“They are parasites and trouble wherever they go.”

But this could conceivably be said about
anyone’s next door neighbor–regardless of religion or race.

Where is the “line” to be drawn?

#7

Adjustment(s)/Clarification(s) To The Previous Text (#8):

“What is written here only proves that it is not
Religion that is the Problem (since Misguided Interpretaitons Of Perspectives In Religion
constitute only a Collective Ongoing Symptom) but Human Nature.

#6

What is written here only proves that it is not
Religion that is the Problem (since Religion
is only the Collective Symptom) but Human Nature.

So long as Human Nature is as it has always been
so will Religions remain imperfect
though Religion’s Interpretations
among some clear-minded individuals
may Oil with Wisdom the Machinery of Resolve which provides the Necessary Moderating Friction for Human Society
to creatively…
in Fruitive ongoing Debates
and Discussions
…Function at all.

#5

How did the European let this happen to their continent? Cheap, imported labor has its price in the long run. Can these people be sent back home where they belong? Or is it too late?

#4

It appears the German government is doing their best to handle this very horrible attack on a pregnant woman. Muslims should not hold grudges or be angry at ‘Germany’ for what this ‘one’ man did. The man will be held accountable for what he did according to German Law. The wages of sin are death. All hate leads to death, so let us teach one another to let go of this hate.

#3

It’s outrageous to cry about Muslims being “victims” of xenophobia, when Muslims are the most xenophobic people on the face of the earth. They’re always pushing their religion on others where ever they go & then play victims when there are It’s outrageous to cry about Muslims being “victims” of xenophobia, when Muslims are the most xenophobic people on the face of the earth. They’re always pushing their religion on others where ever they go & then play victims when there are reactions, in order to further agress & push thier religion. Any who arn’t Muslim are “Infadels” who are to be driven off the face of earth. Plus, Islam is not a religion in the western sense…it is a political movement, owing to the fact that there is no seperation between religion & politics! Wake up Europe! Muslims should be kept in the Muslim world in order to solve their own problems, instead of exporting them to Europe along with their self righeous attitudes. If they and Islam were so great they all wouldn’t be from dirtbag countries. They refuse to realize that it is Islam it’s self that has caused the poverty & social chaos in the Musilm world,
that they call “normal”. They just want to bring the same hate & chaos they have there, to the Western world & punish it for being modern & developed with out Islam….which is sacrelige to them. If Muslims were told to go back to the Muslim world, it would be, in effect, telling them to go to Hell. But that is where the belong, their own world and they should be prevented from bringing it to the West & infecting it with their hate, selfrightious gnorance It’s outrageous to cry about Muslims being “victims” of xenophobia, when Muslims are the most xenophobic people on the face of the earth. They’re always pushing their religion on others where ever they go & then play victims when there are reactions, in order to further agress & push thier religion. Any who arn’t Muslim are “Infadels” who are to be driven off the face of earth. Plus, Islam is not a religion in the western sense…it is a political movement, owing to the fact that there is no seperation between religion & politics! Wake up Europe! Muslims should be kept in the Muslim world in order to solve their own problems, instead of exporting them to Europe along with their self righeous attitudes. If they and Islam were so great they all wouldn’t be from dirtbag countries. They refuse to realize that it is Islam it’s self that has caused the poverty & social chaos in the Musilm world,
that they call “normal”. They just want to bring the same hate & chaos they have there, to the Western world & punish it for being modern & developed with out Islam….which is sacrelige to them. If Muslims were told to go back to the Muslim world, it would be, in effect, telling them to go to Hell. But that is where the belong, their own world and they should be prevented from bringing it to the West & infecting it with their hate, selfrightious gnorance It’s outrageous to cry about Muslims being “victims” of xenophobia, when Muslims are the most xenophobic people on the face of the earth. They’re always pushing their religion on others where ever they go & then play victims when there are reactions, in order to further agress & push thier religion. Any who arn’t Muslim are “Infadels” who are to be driven off the face of earth. Plus, Islam is not a religion in the western sense…it is a political movement, owing to the fact that there is no seperation between religion & politics! Wake up Europe! Muslims should be kept in the Muslim world in order to solve their own problems, instead of exporting them to Europe along with their self righeous attitudes. If they and Islam were so great they all wouldn’t be from dirtbag countries. They refuse to realize that it is Islam it’s self that has caused the poverty & social chaos in the Musilm world,
that they call “normal”. They just want to bring the same hate & chaos they have there, to the Western world & punish it for being modern & developed with out Islam….which is sacrelige to them. If Muslims were told to go back to the Muslim world, it would be, in effect, telling them to go to Hell. But that is where the belong, their own world and they should be prevented from bringing it to the West & infecting it with their hate, selfrightious gnorance reactions, in order to further aggress & push thier religion. Any who arn’t Muslim are “Infidels” who are to be driven off the face of earth. Plus, Islam is not a religion in the western sense…it is a political movement, owing to the fact that there is no seperation between religion & politics! Wake up Europe! Muslims should be kept in the Muslim world in order to solve their own problems, instead of exporting them to Europe along with their self righeous attitudes. If they and Islam were so great they all wouldn’t be from dirtbag countries. They refuse to realize that it is Islam it’s self that has caused the poverty & social chaos in the Musilm world,
that they call “normal”. They just want to bring the same hate & chaos they have there, to the Western world & punish it for being modern & developed with out Islam….which is sacrelige to them. If Muslims were told to go back to the Muslim world, it would be, in effect, telling them to go to Hell. But that is where they belong, in their own mess, their own world, and they should be prevented from bringing it to the West & infecting it with their hate, selfrightious Ignorance & pettiness.

#2

If the person who was killed was an illegal immigrants the question should be how did she get into the country???

#1

I am appalled at the murder of this pregnant agyptian women and that it started at a playground, of all places. The man who killed her should get prison for life. It is unfortunate that people cannot care for other human beings, no matter the background or religion. All countries must do more to eliminate discrimination of any kind.

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