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Fascist Islam

  1. Dec 5, 2004 #1


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    “Stoned to death”, why Europe is starting to lose its faith in Islam; By Charles Bremner


    (my emphasis)… Reluctantly, some intellectuals have lately concluded that the model for Europe should be the US. On Tuesday a writer for Libération, the French left-wing daily, noted that immigrants in the US threw themselves into the American dream” and prospered. There is no French, Dutch or other European dream,” she noted. “You emigrate here to escape poverty and nothing more…"

    Islamic fundamentalism is causing a 'clash of civilisations' between liberal democracies and Muslims… In Germany… young Muslims approved of Van Gogh’s murder. “If you insult Islam, you have to pay,” was a typical response…From Norway to Sicily, governments, politicians and the media are laying aside their doctrines of diversity and insisting that “Islamism”, as the French call the fundamentalist form that pervades the housing estates, is incompatible with Europe’s liberal values…

    An Ipsos poll in September showed that 48 per cent of Italians believed that a “clash of civilisations” between Islam and the West was under way and that Islam was “a religion more fanatical than any other…The centre-right Government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has equipped Denmark with Europe’s toughest curbs on immigration, largely aimed at people from Muslim countries. In Sweden, where anti-Muslim feeling is running high and mosques have been burnt, schools have been authorised to ban pupils who wear full Islamic head-cover… In Spain… The Government has also won approval by sending 500 extra police to monitor preachers and Muslim associations…

    Police across the EU are closely watching prayer meetings in makeshift mosques in cities… In Germany, pressure is growing for sermons to be preached in German…Hidden TV cameras recently broadcast an imam in a Berlin mosque telling worshippers that “Germans can only expect to rot in the fires of hell because they are nonbelievers”…

    The debate over the limits to free speech is loudest in France, which now acknowledges the failure of its “republican” approach to integration whereby immigrants were supposed to blend harmoniously into society and not exist in separate communities…Dominique de Villepin, the Interior Minister, is deporting foreign imams who support wife-beating and other uncivilised practices. This week the Government moved to ban a Lebanon-based television channel for anti-semitic broadcasting. The left wing, which long shunned criticism of Islam as the stock-in-trade of Jean-Marie le Pen, the far-Right leader, now denounces the "totalitarian, anti-feminist, antisemitic doctrines of the fundamentalists". Jacques Julliard, a leading left-wing commentator, said the Left’s longstanding tolerance had been used as “an agent for the penetration of Islamic intolerance”.

    Apparently 40,000,000 Frenchmen can be wrong! :surprised

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