Sunday, May 21, 2006

German Mistrust of Muslims and Islam Grows

Deutsche Welle reports Experts fear new conflicts after a study published this week showed most Germans doubt the Western and Islamic worlds can peacefully coexist.

The Dutch may be ignoring the problem, a la Chamberlain, but at least the Germans are not.
Mistrust of the 3 million Muslims living in Germany appears to be growing. In spite of official attempts to promote dialog among religions,
If Islam could be reformed, and brought into the 21st century, dialog would be possible, but the Islamists want to take everything back to the middle ages.
distrust of Islam continues to grow, with 60 percent of Germans expecting tension between traditional German society and immigrants from Muslim countries, according to an Allensbach study commissioned by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. "Germans are increasingly of the opinion that a lasting, peaceful coexistence with the Islamic world will not be possible," the researchers said in the survey, released Wednesday. Some 56 percent of Germans said they believed a "clash of cultures" already exists,
It is not a "clash of cultures" or even a "clash of civilizations", but rather a clash between civilization and a lack thereof.
partly a result of recent incidents that received a large amount of media attention, according to the survey's authors Elisabeth Noelle and Thomas Petersen.

3 comments:

Tina said...

It almost makes me laugh this muslim thing. For me they are like Hitler. Nobody paid attention to them until it was too late. Nobody thought something bad could happen until 9/11. And still after 9/11 they still think that "peaceful or diplomatic relations" could help . hhahah what a joke! really!

Anonymous said...

No the joke is that you do not know much about Islam and you probably follow the media without any true knowledge. The media shows you people that claim to be muslim but aren't. This is all propaganda. The sad thing is that you do not do some research before you make dumn comments. Islam is a way of life that is about to change the world for the better, but only if the followers follow it correctly.

Don Singleton said...

No the joke is that you do not know much about Islam and you probably follow the media without any true knowledge.

Actually I know a lot more about Islam than I bet you know about Christianity.

The media shows you people that claim to be muslim but aren't.

Actually the media side steps the issue a lot more than they should. And the people they rarely show that you claim are not muslim are the only hope for your faith.

This is all propaganda. The sad thing is that you do not do some research before you make dumn comments.

I do a lot more research than you give me credit for.

Islam is a way of life that is about to change the world for the better, but only if the followers follow it correctly.

You mean take the 21st century back to the 8th century, where people that do not accept your particular interpretation of Islam, including other Muslims, are killed. And who is a Muslim? Your faith says that people like Abraham, Moses, and Jesus were Muslims, even though they lived befor Muhammad, and it says We are all "People of the Book" (or ahl al Kitâb) Surat Al 'Imran, 64 (Qur'an 3:64) says "O People of the Book! Let us rally to a common formula to be binding on both us and you: That we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than God."

God/Allah is the one that is to be the judge, and that happens on Judgement Day. You are not the one to judge. And if you get it wrong, Surat an-Nisa,093 (Quran 4.93) says "If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him."