"There has been an Islamophobic backlash. Scandinavia’s largest mosque happens to be in Malmo. It was set on fire in 2004. The culprit was never found. An imam was shot on the premises. The head of the Islamic Center at Malmo’s main mosque, a man named Bejzat Becirov, regularly receives hate mail, adorned with pigs and pictures of Usama Bin Laden.
Becirov, a moderate Muslim from the former Yugoslavia, and hence, a European, from a community where women did not typically wear the veil, thinks the culprits behind these attacks on his mosque may be neo-Nazis, but may also be extremist Muslims who don’t like Becirov’s message of integration.
He thinks immigrants to Sweden should try harder to blend in.
“Since religion doesn’t say anything about how you should dress, maybe it’s a good idea to try to take a look at how everybody else is behaving, and try to present themselves and adapt to that,” he says. “And that would make it easier for them. Perhaps things start there."
Becirov acknowledges that it’s harder for non-Europeans to adapt to a liberal place like Sweden.
“If you look at Muslims coming from the Middle East, I think it takes 15 to 20 years before they are integrated—a generation.”
Becirov believes the number of Malmo Muslims who subscribe to extremist ideology is small, but that their recruiting methods are aggressive. In his words, python-like."
Källa, Fox News fredag 28 oktober 2011: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/28/swedens-immigration-debate/
Se Islamic Centers VD Bejzat Becirov intervjuas i Fox News fredag 28 oktober 2011:. Inslaget kommer 1.27 - 1.57 minuter in i programmet: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1247007902001/multiculturalism-debate-in-sweden/
I samma TV-program intervjuas även riksdagsledamoten Kent Ekeroth från Sverigedemokraterna. Han undrar vad det skulle vara för vinst för Sverige att ta emot så många muslimer från Somalia som är outbildade och enbart vallat får som arbetserfarenhet:
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