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Submitted by Joe Black (Denmark), Dec 7, 2005 at 17:54

I am a Pakistani professional living comfortably in Denmark. I started my professional career in a Pakistani company but, before joining the company, some university/hostel colleague of mine (most probably, a Pakistani muslim) broke into my hostel room and stole all my documents so that I couldn't take up my new, highly-paid, job.

Anyway, after some years of working there, I fell out with my superiors because I had made a foreign "blonde" non-muslim friend (just friend) whom I incidently met during one of my official trips. I was, unofficially, told to leave the country because "Pakistan does not need brilliant, over-ambitious people" who also keep foreign, non-muslim, Western friends and , of couse, are not easily manageable by the brain-dead muslim dictatorial minds.

SO the first opportunity, in a kind of hurry, I got offered to leave that country was to move to Denmark to study and work. (Now, this might seem like a typical case of "out of the frying pan, into the fire"). I did complete my study (amid the xenophobic hostility of my Danish hostel fellows but, at the same time, with a huge bundle of thanks to some other kind-hearted Danes) and I did manage to get a highly-paid job but was told to leave after a couple of years for no apparent plausible reason. (post September 11 aftermath, social boycott of fellow office-mates ??? no idea, whatsoever). Just to clarify my mind and to keep the record straight, I sued that company through my professional society and did get some kind of compensation (but, that company got rid of a foreign, Pakistani, "muslim" employee for a small amount :).

I, immediately, did manage to secure another job here in a more multi-national, research-type of environment and am quite conent with it. BUT, then I got dragged into a situation - a couple of years ago, I tried to help a Pakistani student (who had been thrown out of his hostel here because he was simply violating their rules) by allowing him and his family to share my home, freely. And, about 6 months after he had left Denmark without informing the concerned local authorities here, I discovered that he was being issued family welfare and other social benefit cheques by the local government authorities at my home address.

I tried to inform the authorities about his and his family's status but no body heeded me, instead, I was told to mind my own business. Noticing my attempts to create trouble with the smooth delivery of Danish taxpayers' money (and this includes me as well who pays 60% of salary in taxes without ever claiming a single krone in benefit of any kind from the government) to that Pakistani ex-student, he used his unscrupulous Danish-Pakistani contacts here to get me involved into a legal trap with me paying 5000 krones as fine for violating some obscure law relating to forwarding someones letters if that person is no longer living at that address (my mistake, but intended solely, out of very good faith, to inhibit further transfer of taxpayer's money to that corrupt Pakistani who is a so-called "responsible" military officer there). SO, now, I have bitter feelings for Pakistanis, Danes, muslims, christians, seculars, etc.

Who is to blame for this entire state of affairs: Myself, Muslims, Pakistanis, Christians, Danes ??? Is this really a black & white world (including myself) we are living in???
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