Eigen ghetto’s en religieuze aanvallen



In de Britse krant de Daily Star stond verontrustend bericht over een onderzoek onder moslims naar de bereid om te integreren. Maar liefst 44% van de Britse moslims ziet daar niets in en zou liever in ghetto’s blijven wonen dan om op te gaan in de Britse samenleving.

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Het is altijd moeilijk de waarde van dit soort onderzoeken aan te geven. Spreken de ondervraagden de waarheid? Zijn ze misschien onderhevig aan sociale controle. Uit het onderzoek blijkt ook dat tegenstellingen aangaande ras nu als minder belangrijk worden ervaren dan religieuze wrijvingen in de maatschappij.

Hier is het bericht:

Door Emma Wall

A shocking 44% think they should be free to develop along separate lines.

But critics claim Muslims will create their own ghettos if they are left to their own devices.

The poll found religion has replaced race as the biggest equality issue, with six in 10 Brits thinking it is more divisive. Mass tension has grown following terror attacks from Muslim fanatics, including the 7/7 Tube bombings in 2005.

The war in Iraq has also added to divisions leaving many communities split.

But critics are fuming Muslims are refusing to fit into our way of life.

English Democrats’ chairman Robin Tilbrook said: “As far as I’m concerned, what we want to be about is having an integrated society.

“If people don’t want to integrate, they shouldn’t be here.

“It’s not at all right to have what’s really a sort of ghetto situation developing – it’s going to lead to trouble.

“We can’t have a single society with lots of different rules.” Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said: “I’m not surprised because there are already Muslim enclaves all over the country. They keep themselves to themselves anyway.”

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission poll found 67% of Muslims would not be happy for their child to marry someone of a different religion. But marrying someone from a different race bothers them less, with 61% content with the idea.

The shock results come a day after commission chairman Trevor Phillips said Britain was “by far” the least racist country in Europe.

And the commission said the poll confirmed Brits are “increasingly at ease with racial diversity”.

It found 58% of ethnic minorities are optimistic about the future and 56% of the public think Britain will have a non-white Prime Minister within the next 20 years. But minority groups are still wary about the police, with 53% believing the failings made in the Stephen Lawrence murder could happen again.

Mr Phillips, 55, said: “At this historic moment, when America has chosen its first black leader, it is heartening to recognise that here in Britain we have a sophisticated sense of our own identity and an appreciation and interest in difference. But we can’t be complacent.

“The survey points to emerging religious divisions. And as we mark a darker moment in our history, the 10th anniversary into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, it is clear the police still have work to do to convince our ethnic minority communities they deserve their trust.”

Weinig opwekkend. In feite is het de eerste keer dat Europa overspoeld wordt door bevolkingsgroepen, die wel komen, maar vervolgens zeggen niets met ons te maken te willen hebben. Dat zal wel weer onze eigen schuld zijn.


Nog meer statistieken. Heel anders dan algemeen gedacht wordt, zijn joden veel vaker het doelwit van aanslagen dan moslims. Dat blijkt uit cijfers van de Britse politie, die door de Telegraph zijn gepubliceerd:

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Jewish people are four times more likely to be attacked because of their religion than Muslims, according to figures compiled by the police.

One in 400 Jews compared to one in 1,700 Muslims are likely to be victims of “faith hate” attacks every year. The figure is based on data collected over three months in police areas accounting for half the Muslim and Jewish populations of England and Wales. The crimes range from assault and verbal abuse to criminal damage at places of worship.

Police forces started recording the religion of faith-hate crime victims only this year. They did so on the instruction of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), which wanted a clear picture of alleged community tensions around the country, following reports of Muslims being attacked after September 11 and the July 7 London bombings last year.

However, the first findings, for July to September, obtained by The Sunday Telegraph under freedom of information legislation, show that it is Jews who are much more likely to be targeted because of their religion.

The figures also suggest that many faith-hate crimes remain unsolved, contrary to the picture painted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in a report this month. The CPS said only 43 people were charged with “religiously aggra-vated” offences last year, and concluded that the large rise expected after the July 7 bombings had not materialised.

Police figures suggest, however, that hundreds of faith-hate crimes are being committed, with very few ever reaching court. Those figures include any crime that is reported to police which the victim believes is motivated by hatred of his or her religion.

The CPS report revealed that not a single person accused of an anti-Semitic crime had been prosecuted on a charge of religiously aggravated offending. It said: “The police statistics include incidents where no defendant has been identified or where there is insufficient evidence for a prosecution.”

A report by MPs in September said British Jews were more vulnerable to attack and abuse now than for a generation. Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, who sat on the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, said it was “perverse” that not all police forces recorded anti-Semitic incidents and said that some forces “verge on the complacent”. The Acpo directive was ignored by most forces, whose systems are not designed to record religion, though they routinely record ethnicity. Acpo said large organisations take time to adjust to new systems.

The Sunday Telegraph has obtained information on faith-hate crimes from the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester, South Wales and West Mercia forces. In London and Manchester, where Muslims outnumber Jews by four to one, anti-Semitic offences exceeded anti-Muslim offences (see table). The figures do not record the faith of the offenders.

Rabbi Alex Chapper, 33, was the victim of a “faith-hate” crime in July last year. He was returning from a synagogue in Ilford, Essex, with three Jewish friends after conducting a service. All were wearing skull caps. Seven Asian teenagers followed them down the road shouting “Yehudi”, which means Jew in Arabic. One of them shouted, “We are Pakistani, you are Jewish. We are going to kill you”, before punching Rabbi Chapper in the face and hitting one of his friends over the head with a bottle.

“It was very frightening, we were all very shaken,” said the rabbi. “I thought we were going to get seriously hurt but someone threatened to call the police and they ran off.

“We identified the youths and told the police but they were never prosecuted. They just did not seem interested. I feel very let down.”

A spokesman for the Community Security Trust, which monitors attacks on Jews, said: “Many people hoped and believed anti-Semitism had burnt itself out. This is not the case.”

Ook niet erg hoopgevend, net zo min als die Marokkaanse jongeren die toch min of meer door de autoriteiten worden geprest om een krans te gaan leggen bij het Auschwitz-monument. Heel eerlijk gezegd heb ik met die jongeren een beetje te doen. Als die maar niet door hun vriendjes op school voortaan met de nek worden aangekeken.


Dit mens uit dit ANP-bericht is trouwens knettergek. Wat zou ze bedoelen met een dierenbordeel? Worden daar geiten gehouden of zoiets?


Een Oostenrijkse parlementariër is donderdag veroordeeld tot drie maanden voorwaardelijk voor negatieve uitlatingen over de islam. Op verkiezingscampagne noemde Susanne Winter (foto) de islamitische profeet Mohammed een kinderverkrachter.

Ook had de 51-jarige politica voorgesteld in het park van de stad Graz een dierenbordeel in te richten, om te voorkomen dat moslims zich nog langer aan jonge meisjes zouden vergrijpen.

Winter kreeg ook een boete van 24.000 euro opgelegd. De rechtbank verweet de politica opruiing en het kleineren van een religieuze leer.


Bericht van de Vrije Gedachte en ander humanistische groeperingen:

In Groot Brittannië is de buscampagne een groot succes. Op bussen, in Londen, staat als tekst: There’s probably no god, now stop wondering and enjoy your life.

Religie promoot zichzelf al eeuwenlang luid en duidelijk. Het is tijd dat ook de rede van zich laat horen. Het is tijd voor een Nieuwe Verlichting. Terwijl religieuze groeperingen luid van zich laten horen, nemen seculier humanisten, Verlichtingshumanisten, vrijdenkers en atheïsten in Nederland het Engelse initiatief voor een reclamecampagne voor atheïsme over. Het is hoog tijd om als ongelovigen ook eens een stem te laten horen. De stem van positief atheïsme. Zonder god is de weg vrij voor de mens om er zelf, met elkaar het beste van te maken. Kom op: denk na, wordt wakker, stop met piekeren: er is geen god.

De buscampagne is afhankelijk van giften. Wilt u dat atheïsme ludiek onder de aandacht wordt gebracht, steun dan de buscampagne.

Postbankrekeningnummer: 30 36 255 o.v.v. Buscampagne

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Grappig genoeg wordt er nog geworsteld met de defintieve tekst op de bus. Wat moet het zijn?

Er is geen bewijs voor het bestaan van God. Geniet van het leven.

Er is waarschijnlijk geen God. Geniet van het leven.

God is een verzinsel.
Alles is mensenwerk.

Laat je niet bang maken
God bestaat niet

Net als Kleinduimpje en Pinkeltje is ook God een door de mens verzonnen sprookjesfiguur. Het is verontrustend als je daar na je tiende nog in gelooft.

Roept u maar!

Humanistische Omroep, 23 januari 2009