Saturday, 9 February 2013
Twenty per cent of young Flemings think that Muslims should not practice their religion in Flanders while one third are not sure. A fifth of the persons polled are convinced that many Muslims are criminals.

...Young Muslims are not however behind when it comes to intolerant positions. Thus, almost half want the cancellation of homosexual marriage and a quarter think that violence against homosexuals is justified. In addition, 21% of young Muslims think the execution of homosexuals is justified in some countries.

As for antisemitism, it is widespread among young Muslims. No less than 45% say they agree with the following stereotypes: "the Jews are dominant" or "the Jews incite war". The researchers state that "antisemitism seems to be integrating itself progressively into the contemporary identity of young Muslims".

The researchers note that "the young people of Flanders are not necessarily Flemish. They break down into a mosaic of ethnic groups that maintain a very large mental and social distance between them."

Of course the moral equivalence here is false. Flemings feeling an antipathy to Muslims is not the moral equivalent of Muslims feeling an antipathy to Jews and gays. Why? Because the first is purely defensive. It amounts to saying that Flanders would be better without Muslims in it, which, based on objective data, it undoubtedly would. The antipathy felt by the Muslims, however, is just one small aspect of the many strands of ugliness they have introduced to that society. It is like making a moral judgement about a fight you see on the street based on how hard the punches thrown by each participant are. Of course that has nothing to do with the rights or wrongs of it. Any serious moral judgement about the fight has to be based on who the aggressor is and who is the one defending himself. In the context of Flanders, Muslim prejudice is aggressive, while Fleming hostility to Muslims (which should really be called postjudice since it is a judgement after the fact based on the evidence) is purely defensive.

What's missing in the conventional moral canons of the world is a sense of place, a sense that people acquire a special moral entitlement to a specific territory by virtue of living there for a long time and building a successful society there. The modern ideology of human rights, with its exaltation of citizenship and birthplace, takes no account of this. For that reason, it is unable to make a distinction between offence and defence and simply lumps them altogether under the rubric of 'intolerance'.


daithikent said...

And still such hatred & bigotry is colluded with and propped up by those on the left. Apologists for all that is in conflict with European values. Traitors!

Walter Sieruk said...

About the Muslim hate for the Jews. The reason for this has much to do with the written works of Islam. For example their prime "holy book" of Islam, the Quran teaches that Jews are "apes and swine"[2:65;7:166:5:60]. The reason the the Quran reads as such has much to do with the history of the life of Muhammad himself. which is that, for a time, Muhammad lived among the Jewish people and he liked them at first. Later when he would not accept his claim of being a prophet he then took a dislike to them. This dislike then turn into bitterness and hate for them. So in his bitterness and hate he spoke many terrible and awful words about them. Theses words were written down on different things then in time theses words eventually went into the composition of the Quran. Thus the Quran reads such terrible things above towards the Jews as above. Therefore, from the reading of the words of the Quran many Muslims thoughout time have a strong dislike and even hate for the Jewish people. Furthermore,as a Christian I can keyboard that it might had been that Muhammad was a prophet but the important thing to understand was that Muhammad was NOT a prophet sent by God. Instead, Muhammad was a lying deceptive prophet sent by Satan to lead many people astray. Jesus,in fact, predicted and warned about the coming of such men as Muhammad.
For Jesus taught "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15. The Bible further warns that "many false prophets are gone out into the world." First John 4:1. [KJV]

alas said...

Pakis beat the crap out of a journalist in London enquiring about voter fraud.

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

That was years ago, though.

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