Many thanks to JLH for translating this brief piece from Bild:
Islam as a Hindrance to Integration
by Nicolaus Fest
July 27, 2014
I am an atheist who is sympathetic to religion. I do not believe in any god, but Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism do not disturb me.
Only Islam bothers me, more and more. I am disturbed by the highly disproportionate criminality of young people of Muslim heritage. I am bothered by the [literally and figuratively] killing contempt for women and homosexuals.
I am disturbed by forced marriages, “peace [sharia] judges,” and “honor killings.”
And I am disturbed more than even semi-civilized words can convey by anti-Semitic pogroms.
So I ask myself: Is religion a hindrance to integration? My impression — not always. But in the case of Islam, it probably is. We should take that into account, when considering asylum and immigration.
I can do without imported racism, and, as to what else Islam stands for, I can do without that too.
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