In Sweden and the West, What Message Are We Muslims Sending?
by Mudar Zahran, gatestoneinstitute.org, Jun. 10, 2014
“I just want to make a living but those Islamist crazies won’t leave us alone. They say they support jihad, they deal drugs, they get drunk and harass women. I swear to Allah, sometimes I feel I am not living in Malmö but in Afghanistan.” — Mr. S., Palestinian refugee from Jordan living in Sweden.
“I am religious, but I cannot accept what the Muslim fundamentalists have been doing to this country. I have had job offers to teach at major Swedish cities, but instead chose to go to a remote town where I would not have to see those fundamentalist immigrants.” — Muslim College Professor, northern Sweden.
If secular Western countries are evil and immoral in the view of some Muslims, why don’t those who feel that way leave and relocate in Islamist states such as Iran and Afghanistan? Where is our Islamic rage against these lunatics? Our silence means that we agree to what the fundamentalists do and say. Can we than blame some Westerns for fearing us when we respond with hostility to their welcoming and generosity?