posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 09:29 AM
It seems a new wave of anti-Semitism is cresting in Europe - anti-Muslim sentiment.
Middle Easterners look pretty similar to Europeans, being broadly, the same "race" category (if such a thing even exists), but like Jews, Muslims
have customs that differ from Europeans, and they wear things that offend some Europeans, so they are a target for hate.
Jews suffered the "shyster" stereotype - Muslims suffer the "terrorist" stereotype.
Like the racial anti-semitism of the 19th and 20th centuries, anti-Islamic sentiment is also strongly racial.
While I do not admire Muslim culture, the people who are Muslim are no different, better, or worse than non-Muslims, and I really wish them the best
regardless of what country they're in.
I hope the BNP and similar hate parties don't get into power.