No ocuntry was more affected by Islam-related controversies in 2012 than Germany. According to Kern, the Muslim population in the early 1980s stood at approximately 50,000. Today that number has grown to more than four and half million.
Much of the anxiety lies in an increasing divide between
The problem has reached such dynamic proportions that Germans openly discuss the situation with outsiders, tourists and anyone else who will listen.
In a spate of political correctness where mainstream media is giving credence to the demands of multiculturalism by the power elite, anti-jihadists are being classified as “Islamophobes.” It is similar to the manner in which dissenters are called “racists” in the
Among the areas of greatest concern is the refusal of Muslim immigrants to integrate into German society, which inherently brings the institution of Sharia law. Such parallel legal systems will create societal havoc by establishing separate laws for diverging communities within one nation.
One estimate claims that more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and over 100 Protestant churches have been closed since 2000, with 700 additional Roman Catholic churches scheduled to shut down over the next several years.
As the number of Christians declines, the number of Muslims is increasing. There currently are more than 200 mosques in
In recent months, several reports have surfaced that hard-line Islamic groups, called Salafists, are working feverishly to establish a Sunni Islamic Caliphate throughout the Middle East, North Africa and
Among the goals of the Caliphate is to establish a world governed by Sharia law, Islamic law, which would apply exclusively to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
As part of the program, a campaign called “Project Read” was organized in April of 2012 where Salafists set out to distribute 25-million free copies of the Koran, with a German translation. As Kern points out, it was an attempt to place a Koran in every household in the country.
In his chronological account of every notable Islamic “event” that occurred in Germany in 2012, Kern writes that German Intelligence Chief, Gerhard Schindler, issued a warning in August that Europe is at high risk of terrorists attacks, especially those of the homegrown variety. Many individuals born and/or raised in
As recently as December 10th, authorities in
As reported in this column in November,
By November 30th, the city of
Also in November, a 28-page research study, Fear of the East in the West, produced by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research, showed that a high percentage of Germans do not trust Islam and fear Muslim Immigration.
The percentages are telling: 64% of Germans believe Islam is prone to violence; 60% say Islam has a tendency toward revenge and retaliation; 56% state that Muslims are obsessed with proselytizing others; and 56% also say Islam strives for political influence.
Experts have been sounding alarms for decades. The situation is growing worse by the day in
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