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Oslo Times Interviews MP Carl Fredrik Malm: “Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe”

MP of the Swedish Liberal Party expresses the fact that Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe. Hopefully more politicians will be brave enough to point this out as well:

Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe says Swedish MP Carl Fredrik Malm

TOT: According to Amnesty International report Muslims around the world are being discriminated and particularly in Europe. So, what are the measures you and your party have taken so far to abolish the discriminatory issues faced by the Muslims?

Carl Fredrik Malm: Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe. There is also a risk that xenophobic political parties will grow stronger now that Europe is going through hard times economically and financially. The Swedish Liberal party has a strong agenda and works extensively to counter all forms of hatred and extremism. We also believe that the EU must make it easier for immigrants from outside the EU to enter the union. Furthermore, it is important to show that Islam is not about to conquer Europe – on the contrary, many Muslims are excluded from society in many European states and face discrimination as they try to enter these societies. It is clear that radical Islamism must be opposed, but I consider these movements more as groups driven by ideology rather than religion, even if they promote and conduct their ideology and struggle on the basis of Islamic religious teachings and to a wide extent on the Islamic arena and in Muslim countries.

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  • wwolff bachner

    what do you say to atheists who despise any religion? are they Islamophobic because they deny the existence of Allah?

    What do you say to people who are not pleased when immigrants come to their country and behave in the criminal manner that a small but violent minority of Europe’s immigrants are behaving. what do you say to the immigrants who burn hundreds of cars a week in France or advocate for the laws of the nation they left to replace the laws of their new and often generous host?

    There is a problem and if you want to simply turn a blind eye and call it all Islamophobia, then enjoy the result. People have a right to enjoy their lives without newcomers to their society trying to impose their beliefs. Immigrants should assimilate to their new country and contribute. If they want to live in the same culture as the one they left behind, why bother to leave? If i come to your house i dont tell you how to arrange your furniture or when to send your kids to bed or what i will permit you to eat, now do i?

  • http://aayjay.wordpress.com AJ

    “That’s very sad”

    *Yawn*.

  • Ilisha

    @Columnist

    Your comment obviously wasn’t deleted, since it appears above. So far today, none of your comments have landed in the trash, which is a testament to our wide latitude, as far I’m concerned.

    “Apparently they fear us.”

    Who are “they” and ‘us”? I can assure you visitor’s comments don’t strike fear in the hearts of Loonwatch moderators, if that’s what you’re suggesting, as if you’ve injured our delicate sensibilities. I find the notion amusing.

  • Steve

    “dating is usually considered taboo in Islam”

    That’s very sad

    “Muslim men are relatively more chivalrous”

    Do you have any actual proof of this? If somebody said non muslim men are relatively more chivalrous than muslim men there would be screams of islamophobia on here. But, I suppose it’s a one way street.

  • http://aayjay.wordpress.com AJ

    Steve,

    You really have the guts to be always objecting to anything Islamic (niqabs, mosques, Muslim body parts, halal slaughter) on the columns here and then say that Islamophobia doesn’t exist in Europe. You alone are a stellar example of Islamophobia in Europe.

  • http://aayjay.wordpress.com AJ

    Columnist said, “Why should I have to convert in order to have a Muslimah? That double standard should be broken down, or even reversed.”

    Some reasons for what you stated are:

    1) Men are always more promiscuous than women – in any culture or religion. Since the promiscuous types are not having luck with the women in their own Muslim group (dating is usually considered taboo in Islam) so they get your women who don’t consider it taboo sleeping with these guys (not passing a judgment here but just stating a reality).

    2) Muslim men are relatively more chivalrous – paying for food, buying clothes for their women, filling in gas – they feel it’s their responsibility to provide for women – after all it’s you guys that created the “Go Dutch” scheme – so perhaps these non-Muslim women in your group really like being with these guys. I mean you can’t have someone against their wishes.

    3) I will let you into a secret – there are plenty of women born into Islam (I wouldn’t call them Muslimahs since they don’t practice it right) that would like non-Muslim guys like you. You just haven’t found them. These women are not locked up – they are just underground because you know they need to preserve their chances for marriage too – I do recognize a double standard here.

  • http://oogenhand.wordpress.com/ Columnist

    Funny how my comments are removed. Honor killing and other threats of violence prove the sexual insecurity of the Muslim. Apparently they fear us.

  • Columnist

    Why do you need honor killing if Muslim women aren’t interested in non-Muslim men? And even if I couldn’t get a Muslim woman, the very fact that you take non-Muslim women, and lock up your own, makes the pool of available women smaller for non-Muslim men.
    Anyway, it looks like you are destroying yourselves in Syria, and all of your oil is useless to prevent that.

  • Columnist

    “The world is full of double standards. Deal with it.”

    The Muslims should deal with double standards against THEM.

    “And no, I’m not talking about the feds, or about other antifa groups either, though I’m quite sympathetic to both.”

    So you admit you are part of the System, you admit that the System protects you. Then don’t whine if the System doesn’t give you a job, or the System kills your people in Afghanistan. As regards the antifa, luckily many are Zionist, and help Israel doing what should be done.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    @ Columnist:

    > Why should I have to convert in order to have a Muslimah?

    I don’t know, why do you want one so bad? My guess? You’re yet another boring white kid who is jealous of… well… everyone else. You’ll probably wind up tied down with fifty stone hag and working a minimum wage job. Too close for comfort?

    > That double standard should be broken down, or even reversed.

    The world is full of double standards. Deal with it.

    > Also, white supremacists oppose all race mixing

    White supremacists (or any of the various guises that you folks call yourselves; ‘traditionalists,’ ‘white nationalists,’ ‘creators,’ etc) are a diverse lot. Quite a few of you want to claim some mythical connection to Hindu India simply account of how… well boring your own heritages are. The funny thing about everyone being the same; you all get pigeonholed as being boring. Imagine that. Anyway, I remember George Burdi marrying an Indian woman in an attempt to try and boost his career amongst non-racists.

    Anyway, its not THAT hard for anyone who frequents these forums to find examples of your… well rather blatant racism. Especially those of us who make it a habit to bust up white supremacist groups. We know your codes, your holidays, your beliefs and your heroes… we know your names, where you hang out, where you think you are safe. And no, I’m not talking about the feds, or about other antifa groups either, though I’m quite sympathetic to both. Just something for you to mull over there boy.

  • Sir David Illuminati membership number 16.69

    5th columnist
    You think a muslimah would want you ? lol:-)
    You speak like muslim women have no standards revealing not only your islamaphobia but your mysogeny too.

  • Columnist

    Also, white supremacists oppose all race mixing.

  • Columnist

    Why should I have to convert in order to have a Muslimah? That double standard should be broken down, or even reversed.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    @ Columnist:

    Boy, you are more interested in what’s going on between their thighs than Muslim women themselves. And their gynecologists for that matter. If you are really so worked up over this, why don’t you convert to Islam and marry a Muslimah. But then, I suspect your white supremacist friends wouldn’t be too keen on that.

  • Columnist

    Lets be honest, the only problem European Islamophobes have is that Muslims are f***ing their women, while locking up their own.

  • Skeptic

    @Steve-“Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe”

    It really isn’t. It suits some people to believe it is but really any islamophobia is marginalised.

    “We also believe that the EU must make it easier for immigrants from outside the EU to enter the union.”

    If they are economically productive and wish to integrate* then yes, if not then no.

    * that doesn’t mean giving up their beliefs

    Yeah that’s why the Chinese, Indians and Vietnamese immigrants are doing so much better in Europe!(even outperforming the native europeans!)

    Just stop whining and work hard to succeed.

  • JT

    “any islamophobia is marginalised.”

    It’s definitely getting more mainstream now than ever before. I know you’re a big defender of the ban on minarets, but just take a look at what happened there. A majority was convinced that these harmless architectural features, of which there are four in the whole country, were a symbol of radical Islam and a threat to Swtizerland. People bought the Islamophobic propaganda put out by the right-wingers especially those posters that showed minarets ripping through the Swiss flag. Islamophobia won the day there.

    If you think Islamophobia is limited to just a few crazy people, then you’re wrong. Fear of a minority has lead people to actually alter their rules on religious freedom.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    @ Steve:

    > It really isn’t. It suits some people to believe it is but really any
    > islamophobia is marginalised.

    Not nearly as much as it should be. The fact is that you do have politicians like Geert Wilders making an entire career out of hating Muslims, and he is far from a marginalized fringe figure. He’s an elected official. In Switzerland, in France, even in the UK, you have well organized and well funded anti-Muslim movements. They are as much of a problem for Europe as the neo-Nazis and KKK are for the US.

    > If they are economically productive and wish to integrate* then yes, if
    > not then no.

    And what exactly does integrate mean? I always see these complaints from anti-Muslim bigots, but they never actually state what they mean by integration. Why not just come out an say what it means.

    I’ve seen some anti-Muslim bigots complain about wearing burqa, or hijab, or even just salwar-kameez, but in a modern democracy there is no reason to ban people for what they wear. Likewise, I’ve seen arguments about eating halal. Well guess what, you can eat whatever you want in a free country. I’ve even seen arguments about Muslim women not marrying non-Muslims. That one is perhaps the most absurd argument yet.

    The fact is, we are integrated. We participate in government, in community, and in the local economy. We are consumers, we are business owners, we are doctors and lawyers and teachers and scientists… I don’t know what more I can say to refute you on this. We are as much a part of Europe as anyone else.

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  • Steve

    “Islamophobia is a big problem in Europe”

    It really isn’t. It suits some people to believe it is but really any islamophobia is marginalised.

    “We also believe that the EU must make it easier for immigrants from outside the EU to enter the union.”

    If they are economically productive and wish to integrate* then yes, if not then no.

    * that doesn’t mean giving up their beliefs

  • mindy1

    Glad someone is trying to do the right thing.

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