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Muslim hate crimes and hostility to the West

Reader comment on item: [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

Submitted by Info Tech Guy (United States), Apr 7, 2005 at 23:20

The murder of Theo van Gogh is only the most extreme manifestation of a smouldering hatred and resentment of western society which runs through the muslim immigrant communities in Europe (even among allegedly assimilated muslims born in Europe). MANY Muslims see themselves, their religion and their homelands as victimised and despised by white Europeans.

Many muslims engage in criminal acts against "white" Europeans with no concern that they have violated any moral law since Islam creates the dynamic of viewing those non-believers as "the enemy" to be overcome/conquered by jihad. The numbers of rapes, physical assaults, property crimes, thefts and casual acts of harassment and intimidation perpetrated by muslims in western Europe are incredibly high and largely unpublicised and poorly tracked for political reasons.

Anyone traveling in western European nations with high muslim populatations learns this from observation, direct experience and the comments of many everyday citizens who live with this monstrous situation. Young European girls are a favorite target for attack; they don't realise that they are "whores" because they don't wear muslim headscarves and travel with male escorts. (Moroccan girls in the Netherlands who fail to wear headscarves (foolishly imagining that they lived in an open, tolerant society, have received another sort of islamist warning/punishment: a knife slash across the face.)

Basically, Islam is a religious belief system which never experienced an "enlightenment". It is accompanied by social and cultural norms from societies which do not acknowledge individual rights, freedom of religion and democracy. Muslims are, for the most part, aliens in societies which they do not understand and which they despise. "Reasonable" and "tolerant" Europeans weaned on the "lessons of toleration" taught since World War II cannot grasp the enormity of their misunderstanding.
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