An anonymous individual commenting on my post about the attitude of French citizens toward Muslims has suggested that the fault lies with the French themselves. They ought, the commenter suggests, learn to be more tolerant of Islam.
The commenter wrote:
The attitude of French citizens in a way is also a reflection of the difficulties faced by "French Muslims" in integrating into French society. There is an inherent bias against muslims in France, partly because of the significant media surrounding their growing population and possible xenophobic attitude of the native French at a time of world recession. The survey does shed some light on how mistrustful these French citizens have become against their Muslim brothers and sisters. It may mean the emergence of a more "conservative" attitude in France due to multiple factors. It may have been pushed by high unemployment and the more recent media surrounding Islamic insurgents in Mali. It also suggests a great deal of confusion among the French when differentiating between Islamic mainstream and Islamic fundamentalism.
As always, I appreciate thoughtful comments, and this one certainly qualifies.
While reading it, I recalled a story that I read yesterday. It’s about one of the unintended consequences of the arrival of more and more Muslims in Sweden:
Front Page reports:
Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world, after South Africa, which at 53.2 per 100,000 is six times higher than the United States. Statistics now suggest that 1 out of every 4 Swedish women will be raped.
In 2003, Sweden’s rape statistics were higher than average at 9.24, but in 2005 they shot up to 36.8 and by 2008 were up to 53.2. Now they are almost certainly even higher as Muslim immigrants continue forming a larger percentage of the population.
With Muslims represented in as many as 77 percent of the rape cases and a major increase in rape cases paralleling a major increase in Muslim immigration, the wages of Muslim immigration are proving to be a sexual assault epidemic by a misogynistic ideology.
The statistics are skewed by urban centers where the Islamic colonists cluster. In Stockholm this summer there was an average of 5 rapes a day. Stockholm has gone from a Swedish city to a city that is one-third immigrant and is between a fifth and a quarter Muslim.
Sweden has been very accommodating of its Muslim citizens. One imagines that the new Muslims in Sweden are not Islamic fundamentalists.
Sweden has been paying a dreadful price. One supposes that the ever-gracious and politically correct Swedes will invoke the blame-the-victim logic that Norwegians have used: Muslim men must be excused because they are so unused to seeking women wearing shorts and skirts that they simply cannot control themselves.
As always, we await a statement from NOW.