To ridicule Islam in such a crass manner does not harm Islam as a religion. But it creates more hatred and animosity towards the followers of Islam. When a religious
community is targeted in such a disgusting and vicious way, Muslims in multi-religious societies feel victimized and humiliated. They become alarmed, and become defensive. That is not the sort of situation anyone likes to be put in.
Fanatics fan fanaticism by their provocations and demeaning actions. Thus inter-communal relations become bitter, and lead to the feelings of estrangement and social isolation. It is natural for the members of such a community to resort to vengeance.
As a Humanist, I strongly condemn what these women did. If anyone fights against any religion, then this was not the way to do so.
--- Nasir Khan
Angela Merkel’s new government got off to a rocky start on Friday as the chancellor and her interior minister clashed publicly over the role of Islam in Germany society.
Horst Seehofer, who became interior minister this week under a coalition deal, used his first interview since taking office to declare “Islam does not belong in Germany”.