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Almost two-thirds of white Britons think immigration has been bad for the UK, according to a survey which anti-racism campaigners called a “disturbing picture” of society’s attitudes. …

The poll, carried out by Populus, was one of the largest studies carried out on the subject, based on 91 questions to more than 5,000 individuals.

Immigration was held to have been on the whole a bad thing for Britain by 63 per cent of whites, 43 per cent of Asians and 17 per cent of black Britons.

It found that 39 per cent of Asians, 34 per cent of whites and 21 per cent of blacks believed immigration should be halted either permanently or at least until the UK’s economy was back on track.

Almost half (48 per cent) were open to supporting a new far-right party as long as it eschewed “fascist imagery” and did not condone violence. And 52 per cent agreed that “Muslims create problems in the UK”.

Ethnic minority communities generally feel less “proud” at seeing the English flag flown - though only 25 per cent of whites questioned said they felt that emotion.”

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20110227/tuk-immigration-poll-disturbing-dba1618.html

Læs også:

“Migrant cover-up: Reports kept secret by Labour show mass immigration cut wages, raised tensions and that too many stayed too long

Labour is today accused of a ‘shocking’ cover-up over the impact of years of mass immigration as damning official research buried by the last government is revealed.

Ministers will publish three reports commissioned at the taxpayers’ expense by Labour politicians – but then apparently ‘sat on’ because of their inconvenient conclusions.

Government advisers concluded immigration had depressed wages, threatened to increase community tensions and seen many incomers stay longer than intended.”



The number of women murdered in a year in Turkey shot up 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009, according to data recently revealed by the country’s justice minister. Eighty-three women were murdered in 2003, 164 in 2004, 317 in 2005, 663 in 2006, 1,011 in 2007, 806 in 2008 and 953 during the first seven months of 2009, the last date for which data was available, according to Ergin.
Altogether, 33.7 percent of women said they considered suicide as a solution to their problems. For those with less education, this number is 34.1 percent, while 37.6 of higher educated women have also considered taking their own lives. Murder a fact of life for women in Turkey

Alle avisen mordeksempler er udført af mand eller nære slægtninge. Hurriyet skriver at 41,9 % af de tyrkiske kvinder oplever fysisk og seksuel vold. Vildan Yirmibesoglu fra et tyrkisk kvindecenter sagde i sommeren 2010 til Jyllandsposten at tre af fire kvinder i hele Tyrkiet i gennemsnit mindst en gang om måneden udsættes for fysisk eller psykisk vold. Ikke så mærkeligt at godt en tredjedel af Tyrkiets kvinder har selvmordstanker.

http://snaphanen.dk/2011/02/24/hurra-for-demokratiet/

Landets førende ekspert i konversioner, ph. d. i interkulturelle studier Mogens Mogensen, vurderer, at mellem 100 og 150 muslimer hvert år vender islam ryggen til fordel for kristendommen.
Men følgerne ved at skifte religiøst tilhørsforhold er så alvorlige, at man i den arabiske menighed Greater Love i Vigerslev Kirke i København er forsigtigmed at udføre dåbsceremonier. Blandt andet fordi kirken har været udsat for hærværk, fortæller menighedens indvandrersekretær, Nabil Astafanos.

»Vi træder meget varsomt med at døbe her, fordi det giver for meget ballade«, siger han og tilføjer: »at konvertere fra islam til kristendommen er ikke noget, man råber højt om. Vi oplever ofte, at det har store konsekvenser på socialt niveau, hvis familie og venner finder ud af det«, siger han.”
Politiken | 08.02.2011 | 1. sektion | Side 4 | 727 ord | artikel-id: e279d7cb

“A Populus poll found that 48% of the population would consider supporting a new anti-immigration party committed to challenging Islamist extremism, and would support policies to make it statutory for all public buildings to fly the flag of St George or the union flag.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/feb/27/support-poll-support-far-right

“Danskere skammer sig skam ikke

Presseklip: PresseklipPresseklip

Humorforsker og psykolog Martin Führ fra Aalborg Universitet har undersøgt, hvor følsomme danskerne er for andres hån. Det har han gjort ved at måle en særlig social fobi, der kaldes gelotofobi, og som betyder, at man frygter andres latterliggørelse og opfatter den som ydmygende. Ifølge Martin Führs undersøgelse er 1,67 procent af danskerne gelotofobe i lettere grad. Til sammenligning er mellem 11 og 13 procent af englænderne, tyskerne og spanierne gelotofobe, og i Asien og Mellemøsten er det tal helt oppe på hver sjette og hver tredje borger. Så Danmark er én af de nationer i verden, der er mindst gelotofobisk. - Resultaterne tyder på, at i lande, hvor følelsen af skam bruges som et socialt eller samfundsmæssigt regelsæt, findes der flere gelotofobe mennesker end i åbne samfund. Det betyder, at andre, der kommer til vores land med deres værdisæt, vil opleve en nation, der agerer skamløst, siger Martin Führ. (Mette Dahlgaard)”

http://vbn.aau.dk/da/clippings/danskere-skammer-sig-skam-ikke%287bab0b7d-eb24-47eb-9f8c-2bae9bcfac31%29.html

“Gelotofobi er “angst for at blive grinet af”. Gelotofobe er ifølge forskningen mere usikre end andre, de har en følelse af at være latterlige og de er bange for at andre kan se disse ting. Det handler i høj grad om dårlig selvtillid og følelsen af at være til grin - og forsøg på at skjule dette.

Forskere fra Århus Universitet har undersøgt graden af gelatofobi i 72 lande. Undersøgelsen viser, at danskerne er verdens mindst gelatofobe folkefærd. Kun 1,67 procent af danskerne er gelatofobe. Derimod er folk fra Mellemøsten, muslimer, verdens mest gelatofobe folk. 33 procent af dem lider af gelatofobi. Det er 19,7 gange flere end hos danskere. Nordmænd ligger på 2.-pladsen med 2,37 procent, og israelere - som i ekstrem høj grad er udsat for kritik og hån fra deres nabolande og store dele af den vestlige presse, ligger helt oppe på en 4.-plads (5,91 procent).

I undersøgelsen skulle man give 1-5 point til 9 spørgsmål:

1) Når andre ler i min tilstedeværelse, bliver jeg mistænksom.
2) Jeg undgår at stå offentligt frem, fordi jeg frygter, at folk ser min usikkerhed og vil gøre nar ad den.
3) Når fremmede ler i min tilstedeværelse, tror jeg ofte, de ler af mig.
4) Jeg behersker mig meget for ikke at vække negativ opmærksomhed, så jeg ikke virker latterlig.
5) Jeg tror, jeg virker ufrivilligt latterlig på andre.
6) Selvom jeg ofte føler mig ensom, deltager jeg ikke særlig tit i sociale aktiviteter for at beskytte mig selv mod hånlige bemærkninger.
7) Når jeg har gjort et pinligt indtryk et sted, så undgår jeg stedet bagefter.
8) Det tager mig lang tid at komme over, når nogen har grinet af mig.
9) Når jeg danser, føler jeg mig akavet, fordi jeg er overbevist om, at de, der ser mig, synes jeg er latterlig.

Den høje grad af gelotofobi i Mellemøsten kan muligvis forklare en del af årsagen til muslimers aggressive reaktion på satire vendt mod dem selv og det, de repræsenterer (f.eks. Muhammed-tegningerne) - samt udprægede mangel på selvironi. Muslimsk kulturs store fokus på ære og skam bidrager formentligt til den høje grad af gelotofobi blandt muslimer - og dermed også til dårlig selvtillid og følelsen af at være latterlig.

Det skal i denne sammenhæng nævnes, at muslimernes profet Muhammed, selv blev grinet meget af, da han startede sin karriere som profet. Folk troede ikke på ham, når han sagde, at en stemme inde i hans hovede fortalte ham, at han var en guddommelig profet. Af samme grund er der en del vers i både koranen og hadith’erne, hvor Muhammed forbyder at gøre grin med ham.”

http://www.180grader.dk/Politik/forskning-muslimer-bliver-197-gange-lettere-fornaermede-end-danskere

“More than three million immigrants arrived during Labour’s time in power - the biggest influx of people since the Saxon invasion more than 1,000 years ago.

Campaign group MigrationWatch says figures to be published by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday will show that of the 3.2 million immigrants who have arrived since 1997, 80% came from outside the EU.

The report is also expected to show that 75% of extra jobs created during the boom years went to foreign-born workers and that the percentage of children born to a foreign mother almost doubled under Labour to 25%.

Speaking on Jeff Randall Live, MigrationWatch’s chairman Sir Andrew Green said that the three million-plus extra people equates to the creation of three cities the size of Birmingham.”

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Business/Video-Labour-Let-Three-Million-Immigrants-Into-Britain-Claims-Sir-Andrew-Green-of-MigrationWatch/Article/201102415938968?lpos=Business_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_15938968_Video%3A_Labour_Let_Three_Million_Immigrants_Into_Britain_Claims_Sir_Andrew_Green_of_MigrationWatch

Tiotusentals migranter från Nordafrika och Afrika söder om Sahara har varje år tagit sig via Tunisiens och Libyens norra kuster till öarna utanför Italien och till Malta. Libyens ledare Muammar Gaddafi har använt flyktingströmmarna som ett politiskt vapen i förhandlingar med EU och sagt att “Europa kommer att bli svart”.

– Den ungerska ambassadören i Libyen fick i torsdags budskapet att Libyen kommer att sluta samarbeta med EU gällande migrationsfrågor om EU fortsätter att göra uttalanden till stöd för demonstranterna, sade en EU-tjänsteman i söndags, enligt Reuters. Ungern innehar för närvarande EU:s ordförandeskap. Hotet innebar att Gaddafi skulle dra tillbaka kust- och gränskontroller.

Tjänstemän i Bryssel uppskattar att runt 750 000 personer kan försöka ta sig över Medelhavet och in i södra Europa, skriver den brittiska tidningen the Telegraph.”

Det er jo om at udnytte situationen…

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/eu-vantar-flyktingvag-fran-nordafrika_5961437.svd

Journal of Moral Education
Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 357–369

“Community perceptions of moral education as a response to crime by young Pakistani males in Bradford”

Marta Bolognani, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

“Summary

While increasing attention from academics and the media focuses on the lives of Muslim
communities in the west, little attention has so far been given to insiders’ own perceptions of their
social lives. This paper, borne out of broader research on their perceptions of crime, aims to
analyse some internal discourses on moral education. The ethnographic data, collected between
October 2004 and July 2005, is used to try to show the potentials and the pitfalls of formal (in
mosques, madrasahs and schools) and informal (in family and community) means of provision of
moral education. The paper argues that prevention of deviance through moral education seems to
be neglected in favour of punishment, retrieval or rehabilitation. Female deviance, however, seems
to be addressed by prevention strategies that are based on protection and the limitation of certain
interactions, rather than on moral education.

Conclusion

Conclusion

This paper has shown how families, although expected to be the core of moral
education and social control practices, are seen by many Bradford Pakistanis as
failing to provide moral guidance and nurture for mainly three reasons: lack of
parental skills, lack of interaction with the outer world, including schools and
tendency to delegate moral education to others, especially mosques and madrasahs.

Faith was a source from which many of the notions of good and evil were drawn.
Proximity with pious environments was generally considered a ‘protective factor’ in
terms of crime but not even this was deemed as a completely safe path for crime
prevention. While faith was thought of as able to help individuals who had gone onto
a wrong path, it was generally considered a variable independent of human will and
therefore could not directly be used in crime prevention: humans cannot control
faith. However, many believed that an upbringing that emphasised Muslim identity
may lead to some positive results. On their part, mosques were depicted by many as
structures trapped in power and blackmail struggles. The problems of incompetent
imams and the language barrier were also mentioned, together with a growing
interest in international and ‘ummatic’ problems, rather than local concerns. These
issues were reflected in the critical views on madrasahs and religious education.
However, religious practice through English as a medium was generally evaluated as
a safer strategy as it was the teaching of universal Islamic moral values that would
benefit the community through encouraging the inner change of individuals.
Schools, on the other hand, were not considered as conveyors of moral education,
but of skills. Furthermore, inner city schools were considered a place where a
‘contamination’ from bad characters could take place. Overall, research participants
seemed to agree that in Bradford moral education was perpetually delegated and no
agent was ever found to take it over. Prevention of deviance through moral
education, therefore, was perceived to be unsuccessful overall. Social control in
terms of punishment, retrieval or rehabilitation was a more common approach for
boys, though not for girls. Female deviance in fact seemed to be addressed through
prevention strategies that were based on protection and the restriction of certain
interactions, rather than through moral education.”

Jyllands-Posten Offentliggjort 30. december 2003 03:00
Kronik: Det nye danmarkskort har mange farver

Af Mogens Lykketoft, folketingsmedlem og formand for Socialdemokraterne, og Anne-Marie Meldgaard, folketngsmedlem og integrationsordfører for Socialdemokraterne

… Vort udgangspunkt er, at der ligger et trecifret milliardbeløb i velfærdsforbedring for det danske samfund og venter på at blive samlet op, i takt med at indvandrerne kommer lige så godt i arbejde som de gamle danskere. ..”

http://jp.dk/morgenavisen/meninger/article404961.ece

“En ny analyse fra Center for Aktiv BeskæftigelsesIndsats ( CABI), der hører under Beskæftigelsesministeriet, viser, at indvandrere fra ikkevestlige lande er sygemeldt i længere tid, end danske lønmodtagere generelt er.
Undersøgelsen, der er baseret på udtræk fra Arbejdsmarkedsstyrelsens portal, jobindsats. dk, viser, at 14 procent af alle indvandrere på sygedagpenge i 2009 var sygemeldt i mere end et halvt år. For personer med dansk oprindelse var tallet godt det halve, nemlig 7,5 procent. Og mens indvandrere fra ikkevestlige lande udgør færre end fem procent af arbejdsstyrken, er knap 10 procent af modtagerne af sygedagpenge indvandrere.
Det får overlæge på Indvandrermedicinsk Klinik på Odense Universitetshospital Morten Sodemann til at kritisere kommunernes indsats.
»Vi ser rigtigt mange indvandrere, der bare er parkeret i systemet. De skifter sagsbehandler tre gange om året og bliver kaldt ind til de lovmæssige samtaler, men ellers sker der ikke noget - fordi ingen har noget begreb om, hvordan man skal hjælpe dem videre,« siger han.
Meget tyder på, at overlægens kritik er berettiget.
Næsten 10 procent af sygedagpengeforløbene for indvandrere med ikkevestlig baggrund varede i 2009 mere end et år, mens det samme gjaldt knap fire procent etniske danskere. Især ikkevestlige kvinder over 40 år stikker ud som særligt langtidssyge.
Tallene er dog ikke korrigeret for, at indvandrere ofte er ansat i brancher, som er mere nedslidende, såsom rengøring, industri og transport.
Men ifølge CABI’s temaleder for indvandrere og efterkommere, Mette Fenger, der har udarbejdet analysen, dokumenterer en anden undersøgelse, at selv hvis der korrigeres for uddannelse og job, har indvandrere stadig et længere sygefravær, som ingen kan forklare.
»Der er forskel - og det er iøjnefaldende,« siger hun.”
http://www.information.dk/259456
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