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Submitted by Morgenstjernen (Indonesia), Dec 10, 2005 at 10:50

Being a Scandinavian myself I agree with many of the comments made regarding the "sanction" of radicalism by the Scandinavian countries. Having lived most of my life in Moslem countries while being a Christian I see the folly of the blue eyed when they evaluate the imigrants from a Scandinavian cultural background.

We usually do not react to problems before someone steps on our toes, even then we always find an excuse why we should not get upset. Multicultural coexistence is favored even though the way of living is in some instances totally unacceptable and offensive to the other party. The western way is offensive to many moslems and the ways of many moslems are in many ways offensive to tradintional western ways.

However its taboo to confront these issues unless you are an immigrant. So why is it easy for radical groups to exist and function in Scandinavia, because the "Vikings" have gone in a defence position, not wanting to stir the pot, open up the can of worms or have lost the belief in the legal system where lenience towards aliens is the word of the day. Take care of the "poor" imigrants who need our help, who have been persecuted in "their own country" and have a better understanding of the "social benefit system" in Scandinavia than we have. How is it possible for the radicals to thrive in Scandinavia?
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