Algerians Complain About Chinese Immigrants

The following article is not new — it was originally published by Luc Echarman on December 18, 2009 — but it is no less relevant today. It seems that the Muslims of Algeria are not as tolerant and multicultural as they insist Europeans must be.

Many thanks to our South American correspondent BG for translating this piece from the French:

The Sprinkler Sprinkled…

For the past few weeks, the Algerian press has been covering conflicts arising between the Chinese community settled in Algeria and the local population. These tense issues have led to serious aggression this summer [2009] against Chinese immigrants, so much so that the Chinese authorities had to step in and pressure their Maghrebian counterparts to put an end to the unrest.

“The Chinese are abusing the kindness of Algerians. We took them in despite their shortcomings, today they are assaulting us at home,” said Mounir to the AFP [Agence France Presse]. “They drink alcohol outside their shops in full view of Algerians and are sometimes seen exhibiting themselves on the street wearing outfits with shorts. This behaviour is contrary to our religion and our culture,” insisted Abdellah, another inhabitant of the block. [Algeria enjoys Sahara-type temperatures in summertime…].

Song (a Chinese resident) explains that these criticisms are due to “a resentment of competition, and arise out of jealousy.” In the district of Bab Ezzouar, in Algiers, more than 200 stores belong to the Chinese. “ Their goods are being sold at very competitive prices, and they remain open every day of the week; hence they are making money. That is not to the liking of the Algerians,” he observes.

Let’s reassure Algerians that, given France’s experience with Chinese immigrants on their soil, we can state with confidence that they will not resort to burning the Algerian national flag in the streets of Algiers, nor will they require Chinese food in Algerian schools, nor push for the building of Taoist or Buddhist temples, nor press for special swimming pool opening hours for their Chinese wives, nor unduly saturate social benefits programs, nor will they contradict scientific teaching, while at the same time they will happily allow their wives to be examined by local Algerian male doctors.

7 thoughts on “Algerians Complain About Chinese Immigrants

  1. Quote:
    This behaviour is contrary to our religion and our culture,” insisted Abdellah, another inhabitant of the block.
    end quote.

    Suck it up and stop the whining.
    It’s not like immigrants from your culture are welcome in the West.
    And as for the Chinese?
    They reason.
    They are, in fact, tolerant.
    They are, in short, welcome in the West.

  2. China’s trade imbalance with the West: Billions

    Combating Global Terrorism: Trillions

    Watching supremacist Islam butt heads with this world’s most ancient self-proclaimed Master Race™: PRICELESS

  3. Really, Goethe? I guess the lesson I drew here is that mass immigration is just a bad idea, period, regardless of who’s immigrating or to where.

    It makes the natives (whoever they are) unhappy. Why should they accept that? And who but the most elite of the natives ever reaps any reward?

    Time to junk this idea and move on.

  4. The Chinese have been migrating to the United States since at least the 1820s.
    There has been some trouble with Tongs, but the level of difficulty with them in this pluralistic society has been negligible in history.
    They have not tried to impose foreign law.
    They have not brutalized Westerners for practicing a culture that is not part of their own history.
    They have not betrayed this country in any way. They do not set themselves up as an elite on welfare.
    In short, they are tolerant contributors to the society.
    They do not become “oversensitive” to slights and critiques.
    Muslims are not tolerant contributors to the society.

  5. Goes to Show:

    Culture Counts! Overseas Chinese have been successful wherever they have settled, be it Algeria, Vietnam, Cuba, the US, etc. And Algerians hve been successful in…
    “crickets.” Dr. Shalit

  6. The Chinese have been migrating to the United States since at least the 1820s.

    They were stopped in their tracks by the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. If today’s open-borders ideology had been orthodoxy in the latter half of the 19thC, the huge number of Chinese-Americans would have led to a different kind of United States.

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