The US State Department recently released its report on Human Rights Activities for just about every country on the planet. The press here has highlighted the concern expressed in the report about growing dissent in Europe with regard to the import and upkeep of our beloved muslim contingent, naming Denmark, The Netherlands and a few others.
They’re right. We are generally fed up with the lot of ‘em and would rather see them deported. I couldn’t resist finding the report and having a quick read through for myself. The sections marked “Societal abuses and discrimination” caught my eye. Here’s what I found:
Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Netherlands)
There were some reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. Jews and Muslims faced instances of abuse during the year, although the experiences of the two communities differed. The government repeatedly criticized any form of anti-Semitism or anti-Islamic activity and worked with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to combat such abuses.
Muslims, who numbered approximately 850,000, faced societal resentment, attributable to perceptions that Islam is incompatible with Western values, that Muslim immigrants have failed to integrate, and that levels of criminal activity among Muslim youth are higher than the national average. Major incidents of violence against Muslims were rare, but minor incidents, including intimidation, brawls, vandalism, and graffiti with abusive language, were common. The Registration Center for Discrimination on the Internet (MDI) noted that the highest instance of reported offensive expressions (346) in 2008 concerned hatred of Muslims.
Some right-wing politicians depicted Islam as incompatible with the country’s traditions and social values; however, the government continued a comprehensive outreach campaign to counter anti-Muslim sentiments and right-wing nationalism, including a 25 million euro (35 million dollar) grant for programs in neighborhoods and schools in 2008-11. These efforts raised public awareness and triggered debate, but concerns about the policy’s effectiveness remained. The government made clear that it would combat groups espousing violence in support of an Islamist extremist agenda.
Hardly a hotbed of rampant discrimination. And let’s face it; Islam is “incompatible with western values”. We don’t support honour killings, bigamy and a whole host of other things that Islam does. Even if one does happen to spend 35 million dollars of our taxpayers money trying to convince us otherwise.
So how did Denmark do? Here goes:
Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Denmark)
There were isolated incidents of societal abuses and discrimination, including anti-immigrant (mainly Muslim and African) graffiti, desecration of ethnic minority gravesites, and low-level assaults, as well as some denial of service and hiring on racial grounds. Societal discrimination against religious minorities was difficult to distinguish from discrimination against ethnic minorities. The government condemned the incidents, investigated several, and brought some cases to trial.
Reports continued of desecration of graves of the religious majority and those of ethnic and religious minorities; however, centrally compiled statistics are no longer available.
The Jewish population was estimated at 7,000 persons. There were isolated incidents of anti-Semitism, apparently perpetrated primarily by immigrants, according to victims’ reports. Most incidents involved vandalism, such as graffiti, and nonviolent verbal assaults. In 2008 there were nine reported cases of religiously motivated crime, at least one of which involved anti-Semitic graffiti.
Name calling and graffiti. How absolutely unforgiveable of us. Compared to the rape and other violent crime that gets directed at us, the Europeans, I can see we’re a cruel and heartless lot.
One needs to see something truly obnoxious to compare with all this. So here’s how wahibi islamic Saudi did:
Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Saudi)
The government continued to enforce its official interpretation of Islam. Accordingly, it condoned societal abuses and discrimination against adherents of Shia Islam, including limited employment and educational opportunities and underrepresentation in official institutions, as well as societal abuses and discrimination against Christians, Jews, and others. The Shia minority, between 10 and 15 percent of the citizen population, live mostly in the Eastern and Western provinces and in Najran in the southwest. The local government in the Najran area subjected members of the Sulaiman Ismaili minority (a branch of Shia Islam) to officially sanctioned discrimination in employment and in the justice system.
The government required noncitizens to carry legal resident identity cards identifying them as "Muslim" or "non‑Muslim." Unlike previous years, there were no reports that sponsors withheld pay and residency card renewal based on religious factors.
But it’s European discrimination we’re all worried about. Right?
Give me a break.
You can see how your country did by reading the report for yourself here.