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Old 07-19-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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Germans Unhappy With Muslim Mosque Construction

German citizens in Cologne are outraged at the planned construction of a giant mosque in the area, and they aren't the only ones. Spiegel Online reports that the scheduled construction of more than 180 mosques in Germany is stirring not only right-wing resentment but also left-wing opposition. Reporters described "turmoil" and an "enraged" audience at the school auditorium in Ehrenfeld where the Cologne mosque was publicly discussed. "Ill will over mosques like the one being built in Cologne is spreading rapidly throughout Germany, often to the surprise of local politicians. For a long time the establishment of Muslim prayer rooms provoked little protest, housed as they were mostly in residential buildings, shops and back courtyards. Recently, though, there has been an increasing number of acts of protest, some violent. Molotov cocktails were thrown through mosque windows in the Bavarian town of Lauingen; Christians set protest crosses inscribed with 'Terra christiana est,' or 'This is Christian land,' on the grounds of a mosque in Hanover; and construction trailers went up in flames in the Berlin district of Pankow."
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Germans Unhappy With Muslim Mosque Construction

German citizens in Cologne are outraged at the planned construction of a giant mosque in the area, and they aren't the only ones. Spiegel Online reports that the scheduled construction of more than 180 mosques in Germany is stirring not only right-wing resentment but also left-wing opposition. Reporters described "turmoil" and an "enraged" audience at the school auditorium in Ehrenfeld where the Cologne mosque was publicly discussed. "Ill will over mosques like the one being built in Cologne is spreading rapidly throughout Germany, often to the surprise of local politicians. For a long time the establishment of Muslim prayer rooms provoked little protest, housed as they were mostly in residential buildings, shops and back courtyards. Recently, though, there has been an increasing number of acts of protest, some violent. Molotov cocktails were thrown through mosque windows in the Bavarian town of Lauingen; Christians set protest crosses inscribed with 'Terra christiana est,' or 'This is Christian land,' on the grounds of a mosque in Hanover; and construction trailers went up in flames in the Berlin district of Pankow."
I am torn on this one:

Apparently; most of the Muslims in Germany are legal-----and, the vast majority of the practitioners are peaceful.

OTOH: when the dominant society kisses the feet of those Islamists who want Sharia (literal Islamic law)------that can/will backfire against even the moderate Muslim people.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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I am torn on this one:

Apparently; most of the Muslims in Germany are legal-----and, the vast majority of the practitioners are peaceful.

OTOH: when the dominant society kisses the feet of those Islamists who want Sharia (literal Islamic law)------that can/will backfire against even the moderate Muslim people.
While I do agree I believe that the problem starts when too many Muslims move into a country and their takeover happens slowly at first and then, BAM, you have the beginnings of cultural problems.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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While I do agree I believe that the problem starts when too many Muslims move into a country and their takeover happens slowly at first and then, BAM, you have the beginnings of cultural problems.
One big thing that puts a stop to that sort of crap is making it clear that secular law trumps religious law (sharia)-----and, the repercussions for violating the former are severe.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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One big thing that puts a stop to that sort of crap is making it clear that secular law trumps religious law (sharia)-----and, the repercussions for violating the former are severe.
While that is the rational thing to do, unfortunately PC trumps everything. *sighs* It's time to take the PC gloves off and put the boxing gloves on because we are in the fight of our lives.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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I'd like to make a statement here regarding 'multiculturalism'....but I guess that would just be silly.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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While that is the rational thing to do, unfortunately PC trumps everything. *sighs* It's time to take the PC gloves off and put the boxing gloves on because we are in the fight of our lives.
"The fight of our lives" is certainly not an exaggeration. I honestly believe if we don't succeed, we will in fact lose our country to the globalist elite.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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I'd like to make a statement here regarding 'multiculturalism'....but I guess that would just be silly.
My definition of 'multiculturalism' (pardon the stereotypes here):

A house along the California coast, a wife of Asian heritage, Honda Accord, a Harley Davidson, fullsized Detroit 3 4WD pickup truck, daughter in law of Brazilian (pick her specific lineage) background, a second home in wherever, etc.

But: 100% Middle Class American culture.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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don't know germany too well but france i know lots better. fight of their lives over their jobs and immigration. unions go to bat for the french. here we float to the bottom of the pool whimpering and whining to our congressman.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I'd like to make a statement here regarding 'multiculturalism'....but I guess that would just be silly.
Not at all, silly is the theme this afternoon.

Seriously, it would be an understatement to state that your posts on multiculturalism and other arguments on the Dual Citizenship thread are outstanding. If you have more to share, please do.
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