Is this Europe ?

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  1. ‘If we park our car it will be damaged – so we have to go very often in two vehicles, one just to protect the other vehicle,’ said Rolf Landgren, a Malmo police officer. Fear of violence has changed the way police, firemen and emergency workers do their jobs. There are some neighborhoods Swedish ambulance drivers will not go to without a police escort. Angry crowds have threatened them, telling them which patient to take and which ones to leave behind.
  2. And your point is???
  3. Just interested in what those who live in Europe think. How accurate is the blogs assessments of the problem ? . I realize its a certain segment of the population . Just as inner-city US is a segment of the population but the blog implies a trend.
  4. J_D

    J_D LE

    Any country, anywhere will have a crime rate. There is no way of getting around it.
  5. The article appears to be saying that angry muslim youths are taking over ours streets, cities, and eventually all of europe in a terrifying wave of Islamic invasion. This is more a fantasy of some parts of the political spectrum than a reality.

    Now, I'm interested that you quote someone from Malmo in Sweden, a town I'm somewhat familiar with. It is striking how in a very short space of time (10 years? 15 at most) parts of the town have become muslim immigrant areas - and they look just like the equivalent areas in all other European cities. This goes to show how such immigrant communities have far more in common with their origin culture than their host culture. This is interesting.

    But, it's simply not true that those areas are cesspits of youth crime and violence against the host country. Certainly not compared to areas of similar demographics and poverty, but different religion and ethnicity. I don't find the disposessed muslim youth of Whitechapel in London any more or less scary than the dispossed black youth of Brixton or Tottenham.

    One difference, is that many European countries have no previous history of mass immigration, especially non European immigration. They aren't good at dealing with it.

    Now, don't get me wrong - the liberal left in Europe are pathologically incapable of talking sense as soon as issues of race, religion or immigration come into play. But just because those who think it's all multi-culti sweetness and light are nutters doesn't therefore mean it's all doom and gloom and rivers of blood.
  6. Do I hear the sounds of our Political Neros fiddling while Europe burns? If history has taught us anything it is that human nature will always win over humanist aspirations. Everyone is racist and to deny that one simple fact, is to deny ones own humanity. We can all live together regardless of skin colour, but only if we have a common bond holding us together, I would suggest that bond is patriotism.
  7. At last, someone else who isn't blinkered.
  8. I know the US has a difficult Illegal immigration problem but the religion of the immigrants is not one of them. Does the religious nature of the problem make it more difficult for Europe to deal with? What needs to be done?

    Denmark Moslem youth riots ignored while Paris is burning
  9. You have to get world news from the Candian free press (none in the US, huh?) :wink: :lol:
  10. I did not know riots had even taken place in Denmark. That is the first place I saw it. Do you know of other places that are reporting the story. Provide links.
  11. I'm looking at Danish news sites and I can't even seem to find any stories on them.
  12. Maybe It is a false report. It may have never happened. If it spreads to other countries that would be a big story. It could be nothing.

    In the interest of full disclosure. I will link to this story. We have problems too
  13. A subject we are all going to need to deal with

    Once the police arrived on the scene, the youths — who had been reigning over Clichy pretty unmolested for years — got really angry. A brief chase took place in the street, and two of the youths, who were not actually chased by the police, sought refuge in a cordoned-off area housing a power pylon. Both were electrocuted.

    France has also lost another powerful mechanism for assimilation: the obligatory military service abolished in the 1990s

    It is now clear that a good portion of France's Muslims not only refuse to assimilate into "the superior French culture," but firmly believe that Islam offers the highest forms of life to which all mankind should aspire

    Suddenly, French politics has become worth watching again, even though for the wrong reasons