Opinion – America’s embrace of Islamophobia is new – but not surprising | Rula Jebreal | Comment is free | The Guardian – John Gelmini

English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in ...

English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in the United States, according to the United States Department of State based on the publication of Being Muslim in America as of March 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian’s Rula Jebreal in this article, brought to us by Dr Alf, should explain how certain verses in the Koran are compatible with Western values and how Sharia law, is compatible with Judeo-Christian ethics, which is the foundation of English Common Law, which is in turn the foundation of all American law Constitution.

Proponents of Islam pretend that it is a peaceful religion, that Muslims are “misunderstood” and that only a tiny minority are radicalised. They play down that Islam is a potent political force. The reality is that Islam is against the values of the Guardian newspaper itself, which favours more liberalised divorce laws, gay marriage and the rights of woman.

Further evidence for this can be found in the BBC 2015 survey of Muslims, which found that 11% favoured Muslims fighting against the West, 20% believe that Western liberal democracy cannot ever be compatible with Islam, 11% feel that organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohamed deserve to be attacked.

Rula Jebreal and Muslim apologists have nothing to say about the consequences of political Islam, so her article should be disregarded as the self-serving nonsense that it is.

Opinion in America is hardening against Muslims because they, like me, understand all too well that this religion, as actually practiced, is increasingly incompatable with the Western way of life and that too many of it’s adherents are political radicalisers, who need to be challenged.

Moderate Muslims need to be much bolder.

John Gelmini

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe | Pew Research Center

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English: The Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum 2009 report on world Muslim populations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Muslim population in English local authority a...

Muslim population in English local authority areas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read article by Pew Research Center. Check it out!

via 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe | Pew Research Center.

The thing that I like most about the Pew’s article is that they are topical, well-researched with hard-data, and contain excellent graphics.

Of course, this type of research does not provide subjectivity, nor context.

What is inescapable is that there are a lot of Muslims in Europe. Some countries like France and Germany have large numbers in absolute terms. Others have higher percentages of Muslims.

The research masks that the Muslims are from many different backgrounds. Most are moderate, law-abiding citizens. But we are all worried about the growth of radical Islam. Sadly, there are no statistics on the radical population but it must surely be growing rapidly?

From facts, like this research, there follows conjecture and fear. Liberal, multi-cultural societies are challenged by the increasing popularity of the far-right and the far-left.  The challenge is not just for peaceful Muslims, it’s for all minorities who will potentially be under threat, including by race, color, religion, sexuality etc.

Thoughts?