Sweden’s got the “Stockholm Syndrome”?

Sunday January 31 the right-wing populist party Sverigedemokraterna (SD) hosted a conference in Stockholm entitled “Non-Muslims under Islam”. Helsingborgs dagblad (independent) published a report from the conference. First speaker, out of three, was Christian-Sudanese Kuel Jok, who presented a set of personal pictures from Sudan while talking about Muslim aggressions towards Christians in the country. ”God is great” is the slogan of the oppression, according to Jok, who concluded: “If you say the God that murdered my countrymen and relatives is great, we can’t talk about the same God.”

Kuel Jok was followed by exiled Iranian Farshad Kholghi who claimed that “Sweden is suffering from the Stockholm syndrome” (identifying with it’s kidnappers, e.g. the Muslims) and has developed into a “politically correct dictatorship”. As a word of warning he then continued by telling how his own native country Iran used to offer a life of “passion, pork, and wine, which has been erased by Shari’a laws.”

Last to enter the pulpit was the Danish psychologist and politician Nicolai Sennels (Dansk Folkeparti) who asked for a stricter treatment of [Muslim] immigrants – out of love and concern for their well being. In a colonial manner he compared the relationship between the Danish majority and the immigrant minorites to the that between parents and their children, saying “If our children is misbehaving, we must dare to correct them.”

Humorous designs by young Muslim geared to break prejudice

A graphic designer living in Germany launched an initiative to break rising prejudice against Muslims. Melih Kesmen says the idea to start with “styleislam” came up when insulting cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad was published in Denmark.

Kesmen says Muslims and Non-Muslims had to talk each other, adding “My intention was to make people curious with eye-catching messages on t-shirts.”

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Non-Muslims Snap Up Islamic Bank Accounts

Non-Muslims both in England and in Islamic countries are increasingly opening Islamic bank accounts, which operate in compliance with Sharia law. Under Sharia Islamic law, making money from money, such as charging interest, is usury and therefore not permitted. Wealth should be generated only through legitimate trade and investment in assets. Sharia also forbids investing money in arms, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and pornography. Non-Muslims find this version of ethical finance increasingly appealing and are therefore opening such accounts at major UK banks.