Germany wanting to do something against racism

The last few years, Germany had a problem with different forms of racism. As in many countries in Europe it is confronted with a growing right-wing movement and right-wing populism, that wants people to believe Jews and Muslims are the evil of society and creating all the problems the country has.

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Muslims in the West have been viewed with suspicion by a lot of people. Probably it even can be said that the majority of the population does not see the difference between Muslims and the Islamic groups, like the fundamentalist Islamic groups, which do a lot of things that are against the words of the Quran.

Switzerland has 56% of its population that believes Islam is a peaceful religion, but 46% see it as a threat, a danger to national security. In France the right-wing parties with Le Pen as their leader, do everything to have the French to believe Muslims are there to take over France and to make it a Muslim country.

September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks Hijacked airliner approaching the south tower of the World Trade Center. – Carmen Taylor/AP Images

The sentiment of western Islamophobia has only been aggravated by the 9/11 attacks, perceived as a turning point in the history of relations between the West and the Islamic world. Lots of people also seem to be afraid of a multicultural society. They think they would lose their own traditions and values. Many European countries became overwrought with anxiety by the various threats ascribed to those significant communities and entities who are construed at that moment as being outside of the nation. That what is knocking at the door of Europe frightens many. For many European citizens, it also looks as if there is an invasion going on from Islamic refugees who want to enter the European Union.

The idea of “those who do not belong to us” frightens a lot of people and made it possible to have certain political groups grow because they make use of that fear for the “others”. Many West-Europeans find they have to protect their home, family and Christian values.

For much too long the European leaders did not enough to inform the people rightly about other cultures and religious groups. Already in 2017 Léonie de Jonge said:

However tempting it may seem, conceptualising populism as a destructive wave that is flooding over Europe is misleading at best. Any talk of “peak populism” is often a very clear indication of what populism experts Duncan McDonnell and Ben Stanley have dubbed “schmopulism”.

Lots of people seem not to see how certain political parties want to create more opportunities to have their war industry making more money. Certain countries or states or even programmed to make war, like the United States of America, who more than once spread lies to start a war. Certain countries loved to lie to their citizens to ensure that they could persist in warfare. The vast majority of people do not even notice that they are simply being used as a plaything and manipulated to suit the politicians and their economic interests.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a declaration of war against Nazi Germany on December 11, 1941.

Present generations do not seem to be eager to come out on the streets to cry against war, attacks on other people like we did in the 1960s. Several countries even do not bother with formal declarations of war or to bring their soldiers into a fight for a just cause.

The German parties SPD, Greens and FDP made now a coalition agreement with the Ampel-Vertrag, taking up important demands and initiatives on the religious policy of recent years. They announced initiatives that take into account a religiously and ideologically diverse society, recognising that there are gaps in the equal rights of Muslim religious communities and in the fight against anti-Muslim racism.

The coalition agreement states:

“We will further develop the constitutional law on religion in the sense of the cooperative separation model and thus improve the participation and representation of religious communities, especially Muslim communities“.

This is welcome and overdue in a society in which the large Christian churches are losing influence and which is becoming more religiously and ideologically diverse.

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Preceding

  1. Religion, fundamentalism and murder
  2. Muslim Grooming (Rape) Gangs and Sharia
  3. Forced marriage and Islam
  4. Government school classroom assignment on world religions in discussion and Islamophobia gone wild
  5. Is the practice of religious freedom in danger in the United States of America
  6. Incidents of hate have become commonplace in the U.S.A. anno 2017
  7. An other trait for faith in Jesus and his God

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Additional reading

  1. Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism
  2. Christian fundamentalism as dangerous as Muslim fundamentalism
  3. A world with or without religion
  4. “Muslims Are Terrorists!”
  5. Islamophobia Must be Fought and Defeated
  6. Voids in the fight against anti-Muslim racism
  7. Historian Deborah Lipstadt Assesses the New Anti-Semitism
  8. Academic intolerance for dissenting views is reaching new highs
  9. Not true or True Catholicism and True Islam
  10. Don’t be Muslim
  11. Problematic Or Patriotic? Two Ways To Talk About Muslims
  12. Bringers of agony, Trained in Belgium and Syria
  13. Migrants to the West #1
  14. Migrants to the West #2
  15. Migrants to the West #3
  16. Migrants to the West #4
  17. Migrants to the West #5
  18. Migrants to the West #10 Religious freedom
  19. Charlie Hebdo, offensive satire and why ‘Freedom of Speech’ needs more discussion
  20. Being Charlie 2
  21. Being Charlie 7
  22. Being Charlie 8
  23. Being Charlie 9
  24. Being Charlie 10
  25. Massive police operation in northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis
  26. Are people willing to take the responsibility for others
  27. Refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and created fear
  28. Social media, sympathy & shocks
  29. Silence, devotion, Salafists, quietists, weaponry, bombings, books, writers and terrorists
  30. Mediterranean bloodshed
  31. Belgian aftershock from the Turkish coup d’état
  32. Islamophobic hate crimes rise in UK following terror attacks
  33. Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts
  34. Pushing people in a corner danger for indoctrination and loss of democratic values
  35. 2019 was #4 a Year of much deceit in Belgium and the rest of Europe
  36. Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate
  37. Donald Trump his America
  38. Secularism in France becoming dangerous for freedom of religion
  39. Women in France running with naked bosom all right but with covered bosom penalised
  40. Where is the government strategy to prevent violence against women?
  41. Swallowed in the Sea but belonging to earth
  42. Fear for rebel groups and men
  43. Christians, secularism, morals and values
  44. Back from gone #3 Giving worries to God and believing in His promises

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Related and showing some absurdities

  1. How the Migrant Crisis is Tearing Europe Apart
  2. Anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rallies grow in Europe
  3. Who Is London’s New Muslim Mayor? Paul Weston Tells Us – Sans Taqiyya
  4. EU Wants British Press To Divorce Terrorism From Islam
  5. The new German “Wutbürger” – A short history of PEGIDA
  6. PEGIDA Munich – Neonazis climb Feldherrnhalle and openly displayed Racism
  7. ‘Die Rechte’ Rallies in Leipzig- Thousands Join Counter-protest
  8. [ Picture Gallery] Protest against PEGIDA ‘The Original’ in Munich
  9. Interview #22: Populism in Western Europe ain’t no domino effect
  10. Interview #30 – All you need to know about radical right parties
  11. Interview #35 — Notes from the third nationalist wave
  12. Interview #49 — Dealing with the past and the politics of memory
  13. “France is at War with its own Citizens” – Yasser Louati on the Cannes “Burkini” Ban
  14. The Judas Iscariot of Our Time
  15. Ireland: Christian Pastor Speaking Truth About Islam Is Investigated By Police For “Hate Mongering”
  16. Bigotry veiled as liberation
  17. ‘Online anti-Muslim rhetoric as dangerous as attacks on streets’
  18. Canada’s Islamophobia and racism problem
  19. How anti-Muslim sentiment has gone mainstream
  20. Institutional racism and the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes
  21. Revealing report on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland
  22. Sharing the Bad news of Donald Trump’s “Theology of Glory”
  23. Freedom of Religion – by Eduardo Faleiro
  24. Why Don’t Moderate Muslims Denounce Terrorism?
  25. Racism and Violence in America
  26. Thoughts on Race and Racism
  27. Racism’s Loud Echoes in America
  28. London, Ont. lawyer says his father was assaulted in Islamophobic attack
  29. Many a truth is sung in jest
  30. New online resources launched to help Ontario schools combat Islamophobia
  31. The Post I’ve Been Wanting to Write on Race
  32. The Tragedies We Honor, and Those We Don’t
  33. The Threat We Face is Unbridled Hate
  34. Secularism and a more honest Islam
  35. There is no such thing as Islamic racism
  36. Donald Trump Is Spreading Racism — Not Fighting Terrorism
  37. Incremental Islam 18
  38. Incremental Islam 19
  39. Boebert in Call Refuses to Apologize for Anti-Muslim Remarks
  40. Equal Rights Globally
  41. Be Normal for Rights?
  42. What Does ‘Peace’ Mean to You?
  43. What is your biggest problem?
  44. Muslims and The Modern World
  45. Ethic of Islam
  46. Love For All, Hatred For None

Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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