Der har været en veritabel mediestorm i Holland over Wilders’ ret uskyldige bemærkninger om, at der er for mange (kriminelle) marokkanere i Holland. PVV’s vælgere er ligeglade, og om fjorten dage er det glemt, men hollandsk presse har vist at den kan agere ’svensk’, dvs. som en politisk agiterende kraft.
Der er bid i Sverige hver dag: Expressen og voldelige anti-demokrater hang højredebattører ud, fejrede journalistpris med champagne, eller se Aftonbladet i dag, der mere ligner en monoman partiblog end en avis. De store tabere ved det svenske valg bliver ikke Alliancen eller journalisterne, der ikke har så forfærdelig meget kapital tilbage at tabe. Det bliver demokratiet, der bliver delegitimiseret af deres fremfærd, men journalisterne er så autistiske, at de aldrig opdager det.
Daniel Pipes afslører NRC Handelsblads fordrejninger i Hating Geert Wilders:
In its frenzied loathing of the Netherlands’ most important politician, Geert Wilders, the Dutch press will do almost anything to attack him. As is often the case, I disagree with Mr Wilders’ tactics while sympathizing with his goals. It is entirely understandable that the indigenous peoples of a country feel stress when large numbers of immigrants from an alien civilization, more than a few of them hostile, move in.
Wanting to bring this transfer of peoples under control is sensible – just as Moroccans feel when Dutch and other Europeans turn up in Marrakesh, just as a Dutch newspaper reported in 2010 (see NRC Handelsblad). That said, I wish that Mr Wilders went about protesting this issue in a more cautious way.
Meeus devoted a whole article to this little response, “Amerikaanse geldschieter neemt afstand van Wilders,” which translates as “U.S. money-lender distances himself from Wilders.”
This title is inaccurate in two ways: First, the Middle East Forum Education Fund did not lend money to Wilders but paid his lawyer to cover his legal expenses. Second, I did not distance myself from Wilders here but merely reiterated long-standing differences with him. In his article, Meeus also ignored my point that Moroccans likewise are uneager to have more Europeans live among them. In brief, NRC Handelsblad dropped the nuances of my response to recruit me as another voice against Wilders. Shame on it.
Radikaliseringsrisici: Ungdom, velstand, uddannelse
og islam, naturligvis. I dette tilfælde pakistanere og bangladeshere i Bradford og London. Konklusionen overfor er ingen nyhed for visse forskere, alligevel hører man fra igen og igen politikere, der burde vide bedre muslimsk radikalisme sat i forbindelse med ‘utanförskap’ (socialt og sprogligt), diskriminering, fattigdom, sygdom, sindslidelser osv. Det har intet på sig. Med den komposition den muslimske befolkning har i England, vil man altså stå overfor en stadig værre terrortrussel, og vil oprindelige englændere tage et nyt London 7.7.2005 med en lige så stiff upperlip? Det er ønsketænkning, man ikke kan kalkulere med. Medical News: Risk factors for violent radicalization: youth, wealth and education:
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.
The pioneering research assessed population prevalence of sympathies for terrorist acts – a key marker of vulnerability to violent radicalisation – and their relationship with commonly assumed causes of radicalisation. The community study surveyed over 600 men and women of Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Muslim heritage in London and Bradford, aged 18-45.
A small minority of people (2.4%) expressed some sympathy for violent protest and terrorism, whilst over 6% remained neutral – i.e., they did not show sympathies but nor did they condemn such acts. However, sympathy levels increased among those under 20, those in full time education rather than employment, those born in the UK, and high earners (£75,000 per year or more).
Interestingly, migrants and those speaking a language other than English at home, and those who reported having poor physical health, were all less likely to show sympathies for terrorist acts. In addition, those who reported suffering from anxiety and depression were no more likely to display sympathies, provoking some new research questions about the relationship between radicalisation and mental health.