posted on May, 26 2013 @ 02:22 PM
This makes me fear for Africa, with an expanding Jihad north of us.
There's on-going xenophobia with the looting of Somalian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani shops in black townships last week.
Locals claim these shopkeepers are here illegally or via corruption, that they pay no real tax and just want to exploit the community and send the
They show no investment in the local community whatsoever.
However, apart from the struggle for sparse local resources, there's a growing fear that Islamists and terrorists may hide amongst the flood of
SA citizens already have extra visa restrictions for the UK due to such fears.
Al-Qaeda is definitely in SA, as was highlighted again last week.
The official response from the ANC has been luke-warm, despite the apparent Islamist urban terror campaigns of the mid-1990s.
Clearly some come here for business only, yet despite the sporadic local mob attacks (politely called "xenophobia" in South Africa, whereas in Europe
it would be racist, "fascist" attacks) they keep coming.
That makes me wonder how failed their homelands must truly be in modern terms, where Islamist insurgents fight Muslim control (not occupying
What drives them to a developing nation like ours?
edit on 26-5-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)