Mad Cow Disease Good For Germany?

New imam trainings “good for Germany”– but more good for Islam

Lewis Gropp/thanks to Mullah

 “Islam contributing to the public good”- in which way?

Behind the scenes, decisive steps are being taken institutionally to make Islam a more integrated part of Germany. Two years ago, the German Council for Science and Humanities recommended that Islamic theology be taught at German universities, along with training for imams and religious teachers. This was a decisive step towards the creation of an “authentic German Islam”– demonstrating that German culture and Muslim identity need not be in conflict.     More decisive steps at Bikya Masr

Europeans Increasingly Converting to Islam

by Soeren Kern

Irish actor Liam Neeson says he is thinking about becoming a Muslim after undergoing a spiritual awakening in Turkey.

Neeson, who was born into a Roman Catholic family in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, told the London-based newspaper The Sun that he was impressed by the religious atmosphere in Istanbul while filming a movie in the city.

He said: “The [Islamic] call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing. There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”

Neeson is just one of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who are trading their Christian heritage for the supposed exoticism of Islam. The surge in conversions is contributing to the mainstreaming of Islam in Europe and contributing to the Islamization of the continent.

In Britain, the number of Muslim converts recently passed the 100,000 mark, according to a survey conducted by an inter-faith group called Faith Matters. The survey revealed that nearly two thirds of the converts were women, more than 70% were white and the average age at conversion was just 27.

The survey, conducted by Kevin Brice from Swansea University in Wales, asked converts for their views on the negative aspects of British culture. They identified alcohol and drunkenness, a “lack of morality and sexual permissiveness” and “unrestrained consumerism.”

More than one in four acknowledged there was a “natural conflict” between being a devout Muslim and living in Britain. Nine out of ten women converts said their change of religion had led to them dressing more conservatively. More than half started wearing a head scarf and 5% had worn the burka.

Separately, government authorities revealed that an increasing number of inmates at British prisons are converting to Islam. For example, one-third of the inmates at one of Britain’s most notorious youth jails are Muslims and the religion is attracting a large number of converts.

There are 229 Muslims out of a total of 686 youngsters detained at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution in West London, according to Ministry of Justice figures. There are now so many worshippers at Friday prayers that they have to be split between Feltham’s mosque and its gym.

Prison insiders say most non-Muslims are locked up during Friday prayers because so many guards are needed to monitor the lunchtime service. As a consequence, many disillusioned youngsters are becoming attracted to Islam by the prospect of getting better food and superior treatment at the prison.

One of the more prominent Britons to convert to Islam is Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Booth, who converted after feeling a “shot of spiritual morphine” on a trip to Iran, now wears a hijab head covering whenever she leaves her home and prays five times a day.

In France, an estimated 70,000 French citizens have converted to Islam in recent years, according to a report by France 3 public television. As in Britain, the majority of converts to Islam in France are young women who say they are disenchanted with materialism.

Conversions to Islam are also rife in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway (and here and here), Poland, Portugal and Spain.

In Italy, Ambassador Alfredo Maiolese, an Italian MP, recently became a Muslim and now dedicates his time trying to improving the image of Islam in the West. In Sweden, there are now at least 5,000 converts to Islam.

In Germany, at least 20,000 people have converted to Islam in recent years, according to a report by RTL television. Some of these converts are playing a growing role in jihad in Germany. In 2010, for example, two German converts to Islam who were found guilty of plotting to create what a judge called a “monstrous blood bath” by carrying out terrorist attacks against American targets in Germany.

“This trend has taken on a very threatening quality toward our security, and while not every convert is a potential terrorist, we are facing a sort of homegrown terrorism that has sprouted in our own backyard,” according to Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Many European coverts to Islam on fact become vastly more pious than Muslims who were born into Islam. Such converts, taking an absolutist approach, are often easily led into extremism.

In Belgium, for example, Muriel Degauque, a woman from Charleroi and a convert to Islam, committed a suicide car bomb attack in November 2005 against American troops in Iraq. A bakery worker, Degaugue had married a Muslim man and quickly became radical in her religious views.

In Switzerland, young converts to Islam are a potential threat to the country’s security, according to Alard du Bois-Reymond, who was head of the Swiss Migration Office until he was removed for his politically incorrect observations.

Du Bois-Reymond told the German-language newspaper NZZ am Sonntag that Swiss converts include people who want a “radically different society” and are “resistant to dialogue.” He described the Central Islamic Council of Switzerland, which was founded and is run by Swiss converts to Islam, as “the most radical group in Switzerland.”

Also in Switzerland, Daniel Streich, a former member of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which campaigned against the construction of minarets for mosques, converted to Islam. He now says Switzerland needs more mosques.

In Spain, at least 50,000 native Spaniards have converted to Islam in recent years, many of them women., a Spanish-language website devoted to propagating Islam in Spain, recently published an article that encourages Spanish women to wed Muslim men. The article describes marriage to a Muslim this way: “Multiculturalism is a rewarding experience for all concerned.”

Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Mad Cow Disease Good For Germany?”

  1. Yeah Liam, Why don’t you ask the indigenous Christian Greeks, how they find the religious atmosphere in Istanbul.

  2. So Liam says, “was impressed by the religious atmosphere in Istanbul while filming a movie in the city.” I wonder how religious he would find the sex slave hovels in Turkey as programmed by NPR months ago.
    These turkish turds bring in girls from poverty stricken places and lure them with promises of being a nanny, cook, whatever. Once they take away their passports, they throw them in a devil’s dirty den of disaster dooming the girls to ‘put out’ for at least a dozen dickheads a day.

    But wait, it’s not all fun and games…first, and all too often, these turk turds beat the crap out of her to let her know who is boss…often drug the girl so ten different guys can jump on her bones one after another. As for pay, foggetaboutit girlie, you are here to be our sexual slave like it or not. Worse, if the girl does get pregnant, she is taken to a turkish butcher who cuts out the fetus, and she is immediately expected to go back ‘to work’ servicing more freakish fat, Fetullahs or Fatihs.

    Apparently a woman bleeding profusely while being taken by a guy is a turn on for these bloody bastards from hell. At any rate, I am sure if you google on NPR about the Turkish sex slave trade, you can watch it and weep and wail about a religion that has imams turning a blind eye to such extreme abuse of women.

    But wait, would they actually give a fig/turkish at that, if any female is abused? Hell no, why else would these idiot imams go onto youtube with titles such as How to Properly Beat Your Wife. Even more hypocritical is the bastards with 3, 4 and 5 wives who also feel like they have a right to another side dish…bin loveless laden, the loony, called it a temp marriage which in english lexicon, is a one night stand on Sat night. In this case, what is good for the goose is not for the gander, unless you as a woman want to be beaten senseless or have acid thrown at you.Or gang raped and then stoned to death, but ah, I digress, for Islam is a religion of peace, no? Or is it pieces?

    The hypocrisy of men who would beat, hold hostage young girls for sex slavery while keeping their own women in body bags, only attests to the vast mental illness prevalent in patriarchal pricks without dicks. If they truly had a real pair, meaning that they were real MEN, then these sick practices emanating from a sick religion would not transpire at all. And fifty percent of their population would not be viewed as garbage nor forced to wear garbage bags. Methinks that youtubes my muslim women should be spread wide and far, on how to play Loretta Bobbit with men who choose to abuse and use women. A little super glues in those guys shorts would do wonders to set them straight.

  3. This is the worst news I have heard all week. Apart from running into an old aquaintance who is really impressed with Muslims as they don’t drink. Who cares what else they do? They don’t drink, like the man I ran into, so they are superior morally to us Aussies.
    Hitler was a vegetarian, like me; I suppose I could just forget about the millions of Jews murdered, because he was so morally upright in not eating meat…
    No, I said to the man, it’s NOT ENOUGH that they don’t drink.
    How can people be so blind? Depressing.

  4. I learned early on that muslim men want to force their religion on non-muslim women from day one. First by describing how “beautiful” it is because their prophet gave women equality in a time when there was none (he was the first feminist), or how it commands them to read (i.e. learn, except they don’t tell you it only means learn their crappy holy book), etc. I can tell you because over two decades ago I married one, but he never succeeded in taking my atheism away. I have been to one of the most overcrowded muslim cities on the planet, and you cannot turn a corner without one of those ridiculous calls to prayer every single day. I cannot believe that seemingly intelligent people will fall for this disgusting “way of life,” i.e. women worth half a man, primitive punishments, submitting to a selfish man in the guise of a “god,” etc.

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