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hmm I can see, that the headlines are rather catching, but I what I got was the sense in all the articles, saying the public perception is wrong on all counts, starting with the numbers.

Not: There are so many, be afraid! Rather: There are so many, see you didn;t notice because they are so well integrated.

And how would you know that there are so many that are so well integrated when all you always hear are the conflicts but then there are the examples, swimming lessons and sex education (8% of Muslim girls are not allowed to attend sex ed compared to 15% of strong christian girls) - those are hot topics as example of integration - but they only concern a minority of Muslim in Germany.

I got the sense of surprise in these articles, and a positive surprise that our assumptions about integration of Muslims in Germany are wrong.

by PeWi on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 05:10:33 PM EST
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given the scaremongering in the press on this topic. Remember Eurabia?



In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 05:51:13 PM EST
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Then again, you are someone reading beyond the catchy headlines.

By the way: the "extra" one million are the result of doing statistics more properly. Until now, the only way to count "Muslims" (more correctly: immigrants from Muslim countries and their descendants) was to add the current figures for resident foreign nationals and the sum total of foreign nationals given a German pass over the past 20 years, for those Muslim countries of origin for which the statistics office gave figures.

So the "extra" 1 million comes from counting/estimating the remaining countries of origin, and the children of the nationalised (and substracting the dead...).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jun 25th, 2009 at 07:45:16 AM EST
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the "extra" one million

"Extra"?  I'm reminded of something somebody spray-painted on a building on the Florida State campus back in the '70s.

"Free Soviet Jews," one had written.

At some point later, another person came by and wrote "(with $5 purchase)".

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Jun 25th, 2009 at 07:53:05 AM EST
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