Saturday, April 08, 2006

anti-Muslim bias Strong in Europe

EU Imams Told Anti-Muslim Bias Dangerously High

Winkler urged European authorities to support mosque construction and provide time for religious broadcasts in public broadcasting.

By Ahmed Al-Matboli, IOL Correspondent

VIENNA, April 8, 2006 ( – The head of the EU's racism observatory on Saturday, April 8, told the second conference of European imams, brining together 300 leaders, imams and female preachers from 35 countries, that anti-Muslim bias is dangerously high in Europe.

"The level of discrimination against Muslim communities in Europe remains dangerously high," Beate Winkler, head of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), told European imams meeting in Vienna.

"Some people stereotype all Muslims as devotedly religious and sharing a fundamentalist view of Islam," she said.

Winkler said her agency would soon publish two reports on Islamophobia in Europe, warning of a vicious circle of discrimination and hostility towards Muslims from parts of the European majority.

Turfa Bagaghati, deputy chairman of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), agreed.

"It is high time now that Muslims in Europe pressed for their rights like enacting laws banning aggression on Islam and enhancing Islamic education," he told


Blogger beakerkin said...


Maybe the anti Muslim sentiment is strong because of opinions like yours. Your blog is a vivid example of why people have a negative perception of Islam.

Kill the apostate, homosexuals and extort the infidels is not a popular message.

8:12 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

putting a burkha on nanc is not such a grand idea either, beak.

8:32 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

how come beamish doesn't have a link here? how am i to navigate this neighborhood?

8:38 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

you're invited to an anti-party:

second article down.

6:10 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

p.s. bring a guest.

6:10 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...


How about visiting our Presidential Candidate Mr Beamish ?

3:57 AM  

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