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Denying the truth out of fear

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Submitted by Barbara (United States), Feb 9, 2005 at 09:19

In the European countries that have large populations of non-citizen Muslim workers, they have created for themselves a population which threatens them. To an extent, Israel is in the same bind, relying on (non-resident) Arab laborers, but they have not deluded themselves about their loyalties.

The furor over the headscarf issue in France is related to this issue. Although while to many Muslims it is simply a modesty issue, it is a first attempt by the French to impose a facade of 'you don't control us' over their Muslim population.

Not all countries grant citizenship at birth the way the US does, so they can have a non-citizen Muslim population that continues to grow without even the children holding citizenship in their resident country. The US is particularly vulnerable to this sort of infiltration. Just by being born here, the children acquire a shield of protection that they cannot in many other countries. Hopefully, we will not be blind to this also. Although, yes, the majority are not a threat.

Wouldn't you think that law enforcement agencies would at least be concerned about the high rate of apparent insanity or drug-related effects in this population? Oh, but that's profiling, and never mind that the results of that profiling are valid.

There is another comment on this site that draws a distinction between political and non-political Islam (the comment is labeled as outstanding), and while it may be a valid comment, my readings indicate that some interpret Islam as requiring Muslims to attempt to establish Muslim states and governments. It may very well depend on what mullah someone's grandfather followed. The imposition of shariah law requiring total coverage of women, even those not of the faith, and the consequent intolerance of other faiths may not be required by Islam - but it sure is popular among certain followers.
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