The so-called ‘fight against radicalization’ seen in Austria and across Europe in general, only encourages discrimination and alienates Muslims from society through a far more destructive form of radicalism.
Just as France did not act with religious motifs while colonizing Africa, it also did not employ such motifs in recent history, for instance while overtly supporting the Rwandan genocide during the 1990s. But still, French people are very fond of making references through religion. If this is the case, then they can get to the roots of this problem by looking at their “religion of Enlightenment.”
It has become apparent that increasingly Muslims living in Germany have only become able to practice their faith with a pre-condition set by the government.
What does Germany stand for? Freedom and liberalism or populism? Is this the Germany, which is being dreamt of and which is being constructed for the future? Are universal values being sacrificed for short-term political scores and gains?
In Sener Akturk’s ‘Political Engineering and the Exclusion of Religious Conservative Muslims in Europe,’ it is clear that the representation of Muslims in parliaments across Europe does not amount to a substantive representation.
Figures reiterate the fact that there has been a sincere increase in Islamophobic attacks across Europe.
“Do people in Germany need to define themselves through their religion?”
Germany’s Muslim organizations have called on all citizens to unite and speak up against the recent wave of violence targeting mosques across the country. At least 27 mosques have been targeted by PYD/PKK supporters, far-left groups or neo-Nazis, in first 3 months of 2018.
By discriminating against particular religions and ethnic groups, the French state is unaware of the fact that it will lead to greater isolation in society, which can open the door for radicalization.
Julien Sanchez, member of the National Front and Mayor of the town Beucaire has outlawed alternatives to pork in school canteens, arguing that substitute meals are “anti-republican” and violate France’s secular principles.