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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 10:30 PM

Here is the perspective of a Muslim woman on New Year's Eve in Cologne...

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This is a short article, but very much to the point and I hope that this will at least make some inroads into reassuring some at DU that there are perspectives on the potentially troubling effects of mass immigration that don't necessarily come from frothing UK tabloid red-top types (of which, apparently, I am one. News to me, my dears).

http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-new-years-eve-in-cologne-a-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-for-muslim-women/a-18994746

Those who know this problem best are the women who question and criticize the role they are given in Muslim society. Women for whom the Cologne attacks are nothing new. They know such behavior from Taksim Square in Istanbul and Tahrir Square in Cairo. Women who refuse to remain silent about gender relations in their societies.

To clarify: Every person has the right to live in peace. This is not about immigration from Islamic countries per se. People that are fleeing war zones naturally deserve our help and solidarity - especially families, and mothers with children. These children have done nothing wrong, and it is our moral obligation to help them.

Nevertheless, immigration obviously brings problems - problems that we cannot ignore. And as this influx of people from so great a distance provides no historical comparisons, there is no one that we can ask about possible risks and side effects. We have to be careful not to paint the world as black or white. No, the world that we live in is complex, and every person is individually different.

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:10 PM

1. Shameless self-kick. nt

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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:15 PM

2. +1000

From the article:

"This contempt for women in Islamic society stands in opposition to the gender equality that is proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the German constitution. In such societies, women must obey their fathers, then their husbands and finally bow to the expectations of society for the entirety of their lives.
The socially accepted definition of women as weak and men as strong is propagated from childhood and encourages many men to do whatever they want with women. Many of the men who partook in the sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in Cologne come from such a background and, by necessity, exhibit the psychological effects that such societal norms bring about. It is totally irrelevant what country these men come from, how long they have been in Germany or what their residency status is. The important thing is that we will have to have discussions about such character traits and the image of women that results from them if we are to get to the root of the problem in the future."

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 04:09 AM

3. C'mon DU.


Come out and tell us all how Islamophobic this Muslim woman is...

:-/

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