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Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 25, 2013 at 04:31

I still see a divide between popular opinion and traditional political parties. It is about the question when to confront the radicalization of muslim immigrants in Europe. The public is increasingly determined to stop it at the first stage, that is immigration from muslim countries. Traditional political parties prefer to control radicalization at a later stage by means of improving integration. The new political parties who place radical Islam high on their agendas advocate restricted immigration.

In practical terms there is a deep dilemma. Immigration restriction would treat muslims with the highest level of prejudice. Traditional integration needs to display the exact opposite to succeed. The public senses that this indiscriminate blindness of integration efforts perhaps is wrong. Educated by murder the public feels, that integration of muslims requires discriminate treatment.

Here in Germany the situation is even more diverse. As of now, I personally have no reason to believe that the millions of Turks (including Kurds form Turkey) pose a problem. I would suspect dangerous Islamists in other ethnic but muslim minorities ( minorities as compared to the Turks).

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