German Muslims Offended In Wake of Muslim Violence

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Muslims are offended a lot. Statistics say that 40 percent of Muslims are offended at any given time, but 80 percent of Muslims found that statistic offensive, conclusively proving it wrong. Talking about how offended Muslims are is also offensive which creates a cycle of offensiveness that leads to riots and bombings by people who are not at all Muslim or offended, let alone offended Muslims.

After several Muslim attacks on German Jews, the Muslims are offended because German authorities want to put up posters for family members who want to report a family member who may be going Jihad.

“Muslims are always regarded as a potential threat,” said Aydan Oezoguz, a Turkish-German member of parliament and integration commissioner for the opposition Social Democrats. “This is a very important issue, but it risks alienating an entire religious community.”

And if you alienate the community they become a threat. So the only way to end the threat is by pretending they’re not a threat, even when they’re a threat or they might become a threat. That’s how the Cycle of Appeasement works.

However, four of the six interest groups involved in the confidence-building initiative have since withdrawn their support. “Constantly associating Islam with issues of violence and security policy can only lead to false perceptions,” the groups said in a joint statement.

Yes, best to have the suicide bombers associate Islam inconsistently with issues of violence and security policy.

Erol Puerlue from the Association of Muslim Cultural Centres, one of the groups involved in the initiative, said too much focus was placed on extremism among Muslims rather than in German society as a whole.

“Addressing extremism only among Muslims risks putting them under a general suspicion,” he said, adding that more classes on religion in schools would be a more effective way of combating radicalization among young people.

Yes, if there’s one thing that can solve this it’s Islamic studies in school. Also shop classes on how to build bombs.

  • MotherGoose

    "Statistics say that 40 percent of Muslims are offended at any given time, but 80 percent of Muslims found that statistic offensive, conclusively proving it wrong." This would be hilarious if it wasn't so dangerous. When all criticism, however true, can be characterized as "hate speech", we are all in trouble. Europe is lost and America is soon to follow unless people start paying attention to something other than fantasy football and reality tv. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

  • http://www.thereligionofpeace.com Porky's2istan

    If we can't even agree on the nature of reality itself then we are doomed. Unfortunately the right and the left stubbornly cling to their cherished myths. We have to wake up and face at least this one reality. Islam is COMPLETELY incompatible with a Judea-Christian and/or Secularist society. Islam can not coexist with ANY religion or government on earth (not even itself). The sooner we realize this and 'quarantine' islam to it's own lands the sooner there will be (relative) peace on earth.

    • Hamalot

      Correction: Islam is incompatible with civilisation.

  • Richard Terrell

    Judeo-Christian values are hated by Islam. They thrive off hate, and can't coexist with Jews and Christians. In fact, their "religion" or really, political system says convert or die. What "religion" do you know that preaches that? This is a modern day Hitler/socialist system bent on world domination. Obama, as muslim, is doing all he can to import muslims to America to "fundamentally change" America. Is this the kind of change you thought he was talking about? I didn't think so.

  • Jacques from Canada

    Good article once again, Daniel. Your humoristic tone is of the essence. It is high time that we start laughing at Islam and its vile murderous pedophile prophet because it is, after all, a farce that something so clearly antithetical to religion tries to pass itself as one.

    • farenheit211

      Jacques, I couldn't agree more. Here in the UK we have an appalling situation where the powers that be such as local authorities, the Government and those who make their living from the field of 'diversity' seem to be turning a blind eye to the nastiness of Islam. I don't agree with the idea of attacking individual Muslims but we do need to start laughing at Islam as a way of fighting back against it. I also agree with Porky's2istan further up the page who said that Islam is incompatible with an enlightened society.