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Islamist passes for a genuine polical refugee

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Nov 20, 2021 at 13:27

"in the West Islamism continues to grow" got me thinking. I am afraid that Islamists in particular will emigrate from the muslim-majority contries to Europe. Given the rising rejection of islamism in the muslim countries, Islamists could pass for genuine political refugees. It's a perfect match beyond that.

We in Europe still have the non-muslim population to serve as the agents of evil and objects of punishment. No need to antagonize the minority-muslim population here in a way the Islamist must antagonize the majority in a muslim country.

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Yes, Islamists from Muslim-majority countries invariably present themselves as apostles of democracy.

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