Anti-Islamic Feeling in Europe is Rationality, not Racism!

There are obvious reasons for anti-Islamic feeling.

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So one of the interesting features of the Islamic killings in Paris, is the reaction of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel.

She was in Britain recently, and the Daily Mail reported on her public response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks:

Chancellor Merkel said: ‘What has happened in Paris today is indeed a barbarous attack against all of the values we share. 

‘All of us that live in Europe strongly condemn these attacks and our thoughts go out to the French people and particularly to those who have lost loved one in this horrendous attack. 

‘This is an attack against the values we all hold dear, values by which we stand, values of freedom of the press, freedom in general and the dignity of man. 

‘And again our thoughts are with the French people with all of those who have lost loved one in this horrific attack and everything we can do to help the French we will certainly do.’

Of course, it was only a few days ago that Angela Merkel was sermonizing to her fellow German citizens that all anti-Islamic feeling in Germany was due to ugliness on the part of the leadership of the anti-Islamization protests. They all have “prejudice, coldness, even hatred in their hearts,” according to Merkel’s preaching on German TV.

Well, I’m not sure how bad it is in Germany yet. But, even if it is not as bad as France, it would be easy to see why the Germans would want to do something now before it gets that bad.

How has Islamization affected France? The Washington Times recently addressed the situation under the headline, “Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states.”

“The situation is out of control, and it is not reversible,” said Soeren Kern, an analyst at the Gatestone Institute and author of annual reports on the “Islamization of France.”

“Islam is a permanent part of France now. It is not going away,” Mr. Kern said. “I think the future looks very bleak. The problem is a lot of these younger-generation Muslims are not integrating into French society. Although they are French citizens, they don’t really have a future in French society. They feel very alienated from France. This is why radical Islam is so attractive because it gives them a sense of meaning in their life.”

While not a complete safe-haven for al Qaeda-type operatives, Paris and other French cities have become more fertile places for Muslim extremists in the past decade. City leaders have allowed virtual Islamic mini-states to thrive as Muslims gain power to govern in their own way.

“There are no-go areas not just in Paris, but all over France, where they are effectively in control,” said Robert Spencer, who directs JihadWatch.org, a nonprofit that monitors Muslim extremists.

“They’re operating with impunity, apparently secure in the knowledge that authorities cannot or will not act decisively to stop them,” he said. “And with the universal denial and obfuscation of the clear motive for the Charlie Hebdo attack, they have good reason to think that.”

So anyone who opposes such things must be “cold,” Angela? Such people must have “hatred in their hearts”?

Some might disagree. They might think that anyone who would allow such an outcome must have hatred in their hearts for Europe, for France, and for Germany. One might even wonder if you don’t hate those values you claim we all “hold dear.” You certainly don’t like anyone who wants to preserve those values from the threats you have brought into the country.