And are safer in Western countries than in any Islamic country.
So says Muslim woman Raheel Raza, formerly of Pakistan:
The Pakistan ambassador gets up and leaves in obvious annoyance that a woman should be allowed to speak to him in this way. It would never happen in Pakistan!
She makes the same point, that she would not have the same freedom of expression in her country of birth.
Nor are Muslims victimised in the West. So, she says, they should stop whining and get on with being responsible citizens.
Incidentally, I am thoroughly fed up excuses for muslim violence which are based on claims of oppression and provocation by the West.
The simple fact is, the Koran and the example of Mohammed both encourage violence against unbelievers.
The usual response to this fact from islamic leaders and appeasers is to deny that it is so.
Then when examples from the life of Mohammed are given, and verses from the Koran and the Hadith, the claim is made that it is not fair to point the finger in this way, because the Koran and the Bible are morally equivalent since the Bible also includes verses which incite violence.
This is either dishonest or ignorant.
The Bible tells the story of God’s revelation of himself to a small desert tribe, who initially undertood him through their own culture and modes of thinking and acting, which were typical of the time.
Gradually, as the Jews understood the nature of God better, and the nature of their relationship to him, they were led from ‘an eye to an eye’ (meaning measured and comparable response to injury – already an improvement on existing law) to ‘Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you.’ (Matt 5:44)
In the Bible, the later verses of love and forgiveness overwrite the harsh verses of a thousand years earlier.
The Koran is exactly the other way around. It takes a small group of desert dwellers, and leads them from the savage temperament of their time, into even deeper savagery and cruelty.
The later verses of violent aggression overwrite the early verses of reluctant tolerance.
The Koran undoes the Bible. They are not morally equivalent.