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Islamophobia or what?
by Robert Ellis
The OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) has in its Sixth Observatory Report on Islamophobia documented what it considers to be "a culture of intolerance" of Islam and Muslims in the West.
The report deals with the rise of Islamophobia in Europe and the USA and mentions that in the Netherlands more than three quarters of the Dutch believe that Islam is not an added value to the country. More than half, 55 percent, are in favor of stopping immigration from Muslim countries, 63 percent oppose the building of mosques, 72 percent favor a constitutional ban on Sharia law and nearly three quarters see a relationship between Islam and the recent terror acts in Boston, London and Paris.
In Germany a study entitled "Fear of the East in the West" showed that more than half of the German population believed that Islam was prone to violence, had a tendency toward revenge and retaliation, was obsessed with proselytizing others, deprived women of their rights and was associated with religious radicalism and fanaticism.
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