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Idyllic View of Islam

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Submitted by Yehoshua Zeller (United States), Oct 4, 2005 at 20:02

As European Leaders of their respected nations have written and noted, the newer immigrant from Africa is not the same as the former and past immigrants to Europe were.
There are two types of new immigrant: the one which tries to integrate within the system of the host nation and has a sound work ethic and the second group which is the opposite type. America has experienced such a condition during the last 40 or so years with its "Welfare Mentality" of our own people , the newer "immigrants" into our economical system, to uplift the living conditions of the disadvantaged who were in the lower or bottom part of the economical scale. The Result was failure as money and better opportunity can not replace what is within your heart .
As in America, Europe is now experiencing the mentality that not all peoples are equal in their endeavors as some people have no work ethic and expect the world to support them wherever they may be living;;;;whether in Africa or Europe as well.

Europe was quick to criticize the USA for its "Bias" and "Bigotry" of other peoples. Now Europe is experiencing the same mentality of some peoples who have become a burden to the host nation and helped to instill a negativism within the minds of the people of the host nation because most European and Asian peoples have a work pride that is similar to each other plus most other ethics of life as well: the traditional family unit,respect for each other and others and their laws plus a religion which stresses "The Golden Rule" of loving oneself and ones neighbor.
We and Europe are being bombarded by an idyllic view of the new immigrant from Northern Africa. There is a poem called "Abou Ben Adhem" written by James Leigh Hunt which my father loved and taught me when I was a young child. It instilled a feeling of the ideal Islamic condition to which we would all like to know from our new immigrants as well.

You can find this on Poets' Corner on the Internet if interested. But alas..and alack! There are two types of new immigrants flooding America now as Europe is also experiencing! Will the "real" Islam please stand up?
Is it the one in the poem or the one from the dregs of life ( whether real or imaginary)who equate evil with love? Now that is stupid!

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