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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Submitted by Sammy (United Kingdom), Apr 7, 2006 at 20:46

Just so we can get this straight, I am a Muslim myself, and I was born and raised in Denmark. I have watched this conflict grow. This particular conflict has only really emerged after September 11th. Of course there has always been racism in Denmark, but it was significantly more transparent than now. Danes did find Muslims to be a bit "odd" for not eating pork, but they co-existed and didn't really think much about it.

You are right about that the Muslims could just leave the country for some place else to live with others who "like minded". But let's be honest, shall we? The Muslims causing the problems in Denmark are intellectually very average people and not remotely educated. Like I mentioned in my initial post. People from poor societal and financial backgrounds. If my father is a thief and my mother is two-block crack prostitute, I am not going to turn out to be a Nobel prize winning rocket scientist. It's that simple really. Me myself, I come from a good background. My parents made sure that I fit into Danish society/culture, yet still maintaining the roots to theirs (my parents'). That's where the difference is my friend.

I will not provide examples of Danish intolerance. I know it's there, you know it's there , and those who are pro-Danish know that the Danes are indeed intolerant, but what the majority fails to see is that religion is not coherent with how you manage in society. You can be Greek Orthodox Christian from the slum of Venezuela or be an atheist from the slum of Calcultta could come to Denmark and create the same type of problems.

You might be thinking that I am biased and pro-Danish;I'm not, but I am not pro-Muslim either. In fact I left Denmark a few years ago. I just thought "You know what, they can have it.". I packed my things and left.
But I just find it sad that how this decade so far has turned over so quickly. So many people engulf whatever is shown on television and take it as being the undisputed facts. People have really stopped thinking.

My advice to you Sword of Islam, and to whoever is reading this post, is for a moment to just think what you are trying to accomplish here. You are not going to "win" this debate. Fighting fire with fire will not extinguish anything. Put focus on where the real trouble lies rather than just hurtling random crap at each other.
We are in an era, where we've imense technological breakthroughs and scientific discoveries, yet we have become more culturally and socially impaired.

I pray that this intolerance will come to an end at some point soon. I was raised to respect other cultures and religions, and I find it strange that others have so much trouble doing so. Perhaps I'm just too dumb.
For you in particular Sword of Islam, when I read your posts, I can't help but feel that you are steered by hate rather than by faith. The good Muslim would tolerate this and try to put focus on, where the real problem lies. ... Your faith and loyalty is proven through your action for the common good, not this matyr like status that you want to assume. Think about it.

Feel free to flame me in my absence.

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