Skip to comments.British Muslims feel like "Jews of Europe"
Posted on 07/04/2008 12:00:29 PM PDT by Republicain
LONDON (Reuters) - Muslims in Britain feel like aliens in their own society and say they are targeted like "the Jews of Europe", the country's first Muslim government minister said.
International Development Minister Shahid Malik painted a bleak picture of the integration of 1.8 million Muslims, three years after Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on London's transport system.
The suicide attacks triggered a debate on whether the policy of avoiding imposing a single British identity, and instead promoting a multicultural society, had led to segregation of ethnic minorities.
Malik, who has been the target of race attacks including a firebombing of his family car, said some media coverage "makes Muslims feel like aliens in their own country."
"If you ask Muslims today what do they feel like, they feel like the Jews of Europe," he told a documentary to be shown on Channel 4 television next week, marking the third anniversary of the attacks on July 7, 2005.
"I don't mean to equate that with the Holocaust but in the way that it was legitimate almost -- still is in some parts -- to target Jews. Many Muslims would say that we feel the exact same way."
An ICM survey done for the documentary shows a narrow majority of 51 percent of Britons blame Islam to some degree for the bombings. Eight out of 10 Muslims said they felt there was more religious prejudice against their faith since the bombings.
The issue invariably touches a raw political nerve. In February a leading defence think-tank caused a stir by saying multicultural Britain is an easy target for attacks by militant Islamists because its aims, values and political identity are divided.
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Funny since they are the ones targeting the “Jews of Europe”
Wait...I thought the holocaust didn’t happen!
What goes around, comes around.
Let a muslim start walking through a jewish neighborhood, say in Tel Aviv for example, and a jew start walking through a muslim neighborhood in, say, Paris. Lets see who has the better time of it.
Maybe because it's not their society. Islam and Anglo-Saxon (western) culture are not compatible.
My advice: get over it, and then leave. I'm sure there are places that won't make you feel so alien.
Multiculturalism is society's death rattle.
Stories like this make me feel all warm and fuzzy for the Brits even on the 4th of July.
How do they get to feel like the Jews of Europe? I don’t recall Jews performing honor killings, burning British flags, demanding laws be changed to accomodate them, carrying out terrorists plots against British citizens, holding up signs calling for the destruction of Britian, beating Anglican priests, or calling for national adherence to strict Jewish laws.
It’s very easy to document such cases tied to Islam. Again and again, really.
Aliens in their own country, eh? Maybe they should stop acting like “aliens” to start with.
Targeted? The UK is bending over backwards to appease these people.
There are no words...
Irony! Muslims could always move to one of the countries in the middle east where they can enjoy themselves under the rule of a despot.
I’m glad they admit that they agree that Jews are unjustly vilified and attacked.
Muslims have never had a desire to integrate into a society. Their goal is to get sufficient numbers in one area to affect the outcome of local political elections. Once that is done, they begin seeking special dispensation "for religious reasons". Here in Indy, for example, they're trying to get foot baths put in the new airport so the cabbies can wash their feet before prayers. After enough dispensations are won, they force out any non-Muslims from the neighborhood and take it over. From there, the erosion spreads until they can control larger and larger areas, ultimately taking complete control.
Integrate, my a$$...that's never been a goal of theirs in the first place. The fact that they think murdering a few dozen people along the line shouldn't affect their acceptance into society shows just how sick that cult is. Had the majority of Muslims stood up and condemned the 9/11 attacks, perhaps I'd feel differently, but they didn't. I don't believe there is such a thing as a "moderate Muslim".
“..Muslims in Britain feel like aliens in their own society and say they are targeted like “the Jews of Europe”, the country’s first Muslim government minister said...”
How many real Jewish Bombings, honor killings and other acts of violence did the Jews do compared to Muslims?
Maybe we ought to circumsize them right at the base of their pudenda making them truly Mohammadan in that they will be eunuchs and it would slove the Mohammadan problem in Europe.
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