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British Muslims feel like "Jews of Europe"
Reuters ^ | 07/04/2008 | Paul Majendie

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; eurabia; europe; fascism; islam; islomonazism; londonistan; muslim; uk; ukmuslims; victimology

1 posted on 07/04/2008 12:00:29 PM PDT by Republicain
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To: Republicain

Funny since they are the ones targeting the “Jews of Europe”


2 posted on 07/04/2008 12:01:54 PM PDT by Rosemont ($4+ for gas. Can we drill now?)
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To: Republicain

Wait...I thought the holocaust didn’t happen!


3 posted on 07/04/2008 12:04:11 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: Republicain

What goes around, comes around.


4 posted on 07/04/2008 12:05:26 PM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: Republicain

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.


5 posted on 07/04/2008 12:05:26 PM PDT by marron
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To: Republicain
Muslims in Britain feel like aliens in their own society

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.

6 posted on 07/04/2008 12:06:09 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Republicain
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.

Multiculturalism is society's death rattle.

7 posted on 07/04/2008 12:06:35 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Republicain

Stories like this make me feel all warm and fuzzy for the Brits even on the 4th of July.


8 posted on 07/04/2008 12:06:44 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: Republicain
Three posts re the Muslims in the UK from the past few days alone:

Sniffer Dogs Offend Muslims

UK:Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat

Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah

9 posted on 07/04/2008 12:07:57 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Republicain

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.


10 posted on 07/04/2008 12:08:16 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Republicain

Aliens in their own country, eh? Maybe they should stop acting like “aliens” to start with.


11 posted on 07/04/2008 12:08:40 PM PDT by Melinda
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To: arderkrag
"Wait...I thought the holocaust didn’t happen!"

Excellent point.

12 posted on 07/04/2008 12:08:54 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: Republicain

Ohh Puhleeze....!


13 posted on 07/04/2008 12:11:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Republicain

Targeted? The UK is bending over backwards to appease these people.


14 posted on 07/04/2008 12:12:43 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Republicain

There are no words...

15 posted on 07/04/2008 12:13:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Republicain

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.


16 posted on 07/04/2008 12:14:30 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Republicain

I’m glad they admit that they agree that Jews are unjustly vilified and attacked.


17 posted on 07/04/2008 12:15:44 PM PDT by From many - one.
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To: Republicain
Shahid Malik painted a bleak picture of the integration of 1.8 million Muslims...

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".

18 posted on 07/04/2008 12:16:18 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Republicain

“..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?


19 posted on 07/04/2008 12:18:27 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Republicain

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.


20 posted on 07/04/2008 12:21:21 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Republicain
Why did they leave their 9th Century paradises to live amongst infidels,anyway? If they were to go home all problems would be solved.
21 posted on 07/04/2008 12:24:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: Republicain

Bwa-wa-wa-wah!


22 posted on 07/04/2008 12:26:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge)
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To: Rosemont
London, England:

Paris, France:

Madrid, Spain:

New York, New York

PS... During World War II, the mohammedan b@stards were in bed with the Nazis. The SS Handschar and Skanderbeg Divisions were composed of Muslims who brutally murdered untold numbers of Jewish civilians as part of the Holocaust.

Additional Source:

http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/musnazi.html

23 posted on 07/04/2008 12:27:08 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: Republicain
Muslims in Britain feel like aliens in their own society and say they are targeted like "the Jews of Europe"

Except for the pogroms, the mass expulsions, the confiscation of property, the laws prohibiting them from owning land or practicing certain professions, the deportations, and the death camps.

Not to mention that the Jews had no country of their own to escape to, and Muslims have 57 Islamic states.

24 posted on 07/04/2008 12:30:54 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Republicain
Moslems murder Europeans in England


Europeans murder innocent Jews

Moslems murder Europeans in Spain

Europeans murder innocent Jews





25 posted on 07/04/2008 12:35:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Gay State Conservative

They are proselytizers They believe in Dar Islam.

“islam over the earth” the house of islam.


26 posted on 07/04/2008 12:42:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Republicain

Idiotic. The Jews of Europe did not try to overrun any country. They were singled out for extermination by people who were filled with jealousy for the Jews’ successes and intelligence. This envy allowed a racist like Hitler use the Jews as scapegoats.

OTOH, the Muslims of England came there voluntarily, and if they would assimilate like others from So. Asia, i.e. the Hindus and Sieks of India, there would be no problem.


27 posted on 07/04/2008 1:03:45 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: marron

The Jews of Europe were not trying to undermine European society.


28 posted on 07/04/2008 1:34:48 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: econjack

I just finished reading another British article, describing the prevalence of knife attacks in a “no-go” area.

The Muslims are taking over Europe, one “no-go” area at a time.


29 posted on 07/04/2008 1:46:22 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: Republicain

Sorry they feel that way... time for them to go somewhere else then! I hear there is lots of space in Saudi Arabia.


30 posted on 07/04/2008 1:56:11 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Republicain

No sympathy wasted here ...


31 posted on 07/04/2008 3:01:58 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (If you don't like your middle name, that's your problem.)
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To: econjack

Muslims seek colonization not integration.


32 posted on 07/04/2008 3:12:56 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Republicain

I’m beginning to wish that they were treated as such. I promise to look the other way and play Frenchman.


33 posted on 07/04/2008 4:02:05 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Just wanted to insure that no one sees this as any sort of insult on Jews. My disdain is solely for the “religeon of peace” and it’s practitioners.


34 posted on 07/04/2008 4:04:08 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Republicain

In listening to any Islamic person, imagine yourself listening to Satan himself. Would you give him the benefit of the doubt, or assume he comes to you in good faith?

Okay, then. They are his children and lie just like their papa does...all day long. Refuse to listen or indulge, so as not to be played for a fool.


35 posted on 07/04/2008 4:57:41 PM PDT by avenir
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To: marron
Better yet, let a Brit walk through a Muslim Neighborhood, and let a White American walkthrough a Jewish Neighbor in New York. See which one feels more comfortable.
36 posted on 07/04/2008 5:06:43 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Republicain

Yeah, right. So far as I can see all they do is p!ss and moan if a kuffar even looks at them funny, and every single government agency and official does double sommersaults and backflips to accomodate and appease them. Get out of here with your whining, you little crybabies. Let’s talk about what you do to Christians and other religious minorities in your Muslim countries, let’s talk about what the Muslims just did to a bunch of Coptic monks in Egypt...


37 posted on 07/05/2008 10:42:08 AM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: Melinda
Maybe they should stop acting like “aliens” to start with.

And perhaps return to their own country...

38 posted on 07/05/2008 5:31:29 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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