Aggressive and Macho: The Muslim Youth of Germany
21 Apr, 2009
The German radio, WDR5, broadcast a two-hour live talk show
called “Hallo Ü-Wagen” on April 25, 2009 to find out why Muslim
youth are so aggressive and fanatic. Julitta Münch, the moderator of
this program, invited several specialists to discuss the topic.
Over two hours, the majority of the participating specialists and
the public depicted, all in all, an egregious picture of Muslim
youth, in particular the males among them.
Ms. Münch, noted at the outset of her show that she had invited
many teachers, especially female ones, but none turned up. She
assumed they were scared to speak up against their Muslim youth.
Mansour Ahmed, a Palestinian social worker in Berlin who daily
deals with Muslim youth and their families, said that more than 30%
of Muslim young men are “very violent”. They do not allow their
sisters to talk to other boys, especially German boys. Mansour also
said that Muslim boys would never approve of their sisters marrying
a German man. A Muslim boy told Mansour, he would kill his sister if
she marries a German infidel, or has sex with a man before she is
married. “More than 60% of Muslim girls are forced to marry a man of
their parents’ choice.” Mansour added. He concluded that the
majority of Muslim young and older men in Germany interpret and
apply a kind of Taliban Islam.
Ahmet Toprak, a Muslim Turk, and social science professor at a
high school in Germany, and a typical apologist, does not believe
that “Muslim youth are more violent than their German counterparts”.
As most apologists he refers radical Islamism to social deprivation.
Toprak also claimed that Muslim men behave like machos not because of Islam, but because of their social traditions.
This is not true. Several passages in the Koran and Hadith stress
the “leading role” of Muslim men in society. Hence, they are allowed
to beat women if they do not follow men’s directions. For further
evidence, check out “Is Islam Violent” and “Women in Hadith”, posted
Illona Rothin, a school teacher and film producer, rejected
vehemently Toprak’s views. Ms. Rothin interviewed numerous young
Muslims and lots of German teachers, and presented several facts:
Female teachers, in particular, are afraid of Muslim young men at German schools. Rothin said, she attended a class at a school in Hamburg whose most of its students are Turks and Arabs. At the beginning of the class there were 29 students. At the end only 8 students remained seated in the class. The rest left the class without any excuse. As Rothin asked the teacher why she allowed that to happen, the teacher said, “I’m scared. I cannot do anything against that. And the head teacher tries to hush all this up.” Mr. Grimm, a man from the public and one who is well-informed about what is going on in German schools, intervened and said, “The ministry of Education sent out several decrees to schools urging head teachers not to follow up wrong doing by the Muslim youth.”
At another school, Rothin overheard a Muslim student talking
disrespectfully to one of his female teachers. He told his teacher,
“I can go and come whenever I please. Therefore, and never ask me
what I’m doing. It’s none of your business. OK?!”
Another participant in the show reported the following
experience. A teacher wrote to a local newspaper reporting that one
of her pupils, a 14-year-old girl was chained to her bed by her
Muslim father to prevent her from leaving the house. The newspaper
refused to publish the letter. The teacher was told, posting the
letter would endanger her life.
This kind of letter reminds me of the numerous letters I myself
sent out to local newspapers; to the Neue Westfälische and Westfalen
Blatt in Bielefeld, Germany, in which I reported women being beaten
and girls are forced by their Muslim parents to marry old men whom
the girls have never met. The papers also refused to publish my
Also in Bielefeld, in Stieghorst, a district that is
predominantly inhabited by Turks, Muslim boys do not allow their
sisters to enter the “Freizentrum” (recreation center). And German
boys are not allowed to enter the center either.
According to various studies, more than 70% of young Muslims in
Germany drop school before reaching the 10th grade. Later many of
them join the “army of jobless”, and live on “Harz-Vier”, welfare
Both mosques and affiliated centers fill the brains of young male
Muslims with hatred toward the German society and blame it on their
misery. These indoctrinating centers, and the fact that schools and
state authorities shy off confrontation with young Muslims have
simply emboldened these youth, and encourage them to stay defiant.
Mustafa, a young Turk told me, “Teachers and the police are
afraid of me. And I’m glad they are.”
German apologists always find all kinds of excuse to appease and
accommodate radical Muslims. When Reinhard Baumgarten, a journalist
and a “Middle East expert”, was asked on another radio program, on
the Deutschland-Radio, on April 22, 2009, why Muslims are getting
more and more violent, he attributed that to “Perspektivelosigkeit”;
the Muslim youth are getting violent because they lack every
conceivable perspective. Because they have zero future they are
becoming more and more violent.
Is it really so? Muslims living legally in Germany have the same
rights as every citizen in this country. Muslims in Muslim countries
would dream of having such rights. For example, a jobless couple
with four children would get state aid of up to € 2000 a month.
Another German apologist, Mathias Rohe from Erlangen, and judge
who uses Shari’a in his verdicts when Muslims are involved, claimed
on the same radio show, “Islam is compatible with secularism.” To
add insult to injury, Rohe added, “We do not understand Shari’a.”
Thank God we have someone who understands Shari’a like Mr. Rohe!
This is laughable. Obviously, it is this “Islam expert” who does
not understand Shari’a, and one who has never read the Koran,
neither the Hadith. These books are replete with atrocious passages
that denigrate women and incite to hatred and violence against
The truth of the matter is German politicians and mainstream
media have ignored and suppressed for decades the fact that Muslims
must also abide by local laws. After 9/11 the Germans received a
wake-up call. They got scared and have all the time been trying to
appease Muslims out of fear and not conviction.
However, it seems that the German public is better informed about
Islam and radical Muslims than their media and politicians.
Germany’s engagement in combating Muslim terrorism has been
timid. The German 3800 troops in Afghanistan are rather passive than
proactive in the fight against terror. They are confined to their
camps in northern Afghanistan and dare not leave them. German
politicians, especially from the Green Party, and Die Linke, a
leftist party, oppose Germany’s involvement in Afghanistan, in front
of the Somali coast, and Lebanon. They always argue, “We have lost
German politicians and mainstream media condemned freeing the
American hostage Richard Phillips in Somali waters by force. They
claimed that this would endanger the life of five German sails men
kept hostage by Somali pirates for more than 2 months now.
The Germans prefer to pay ransom money, which they would get back
from selling their machines and goods worldwide. They do not want to
make their hands dirty in the war on terror. They want the others to
do the job for them.
Thanks to the CIA the German security agencies could foil a
devastating attack by radical Muslims in Germany. The CIA
information helped the German police arrest four Muslims and recover
26 detonators which could have cost the life of hundreds of innocent
The four terrorists; Fritz Gelowicz (of Polish descent), Daniel
Schneider (two German converts), Adam Yilmaz, and Attilia Selek (two
Turks), also called the Sauerland group, were arrested on September
Uschi Eid from the German Green Party told Deutschland-Radio, “We
must encourage the Somalis apply Shari’a. This might help building
the state again. Islam regulates both religious and mundane life.
This might help bring peace to Somalia and rid us of piracy.”
In other words, Eid is advocating setting up a Taliban state in
The Germans use every opportunity to condemn and fight the NPD,
the neo-Nazis in Germany. Why do not they do the same with radical
Muslims who are as dangerous as the NPD. Radical Muslims preach that
their Islam is the best “faith” on earth, and they are better
believers than the rest of the world. This is discrimination “per
Muslim religious and political discrimination is as egregious as
the NPD’s. Both are politically correct.
Of course, in contrast to Muslim states, in particular the oil
rich ones, the NPD is, economically speaking, insignificant. This
being said, Germany and other European countries avoid alienating
Most recently Switzerland prosecuted a German lady for bashing
radical Muslims. Her criticism has been interpreted as an act of
“racism”. This trial is meant as a warning to all critics of Islam
to stop doing so. Petrodollars come first.
The longer the Germans pamper Radical Muslims, the more
emboldened the latter are becoming. The longer the Germans
procrastinate confronting radical Islam and radical Muslims, the
larger and more perilous the time bomb is getting.
Muslim radicalism in Europe and across the globe is a pandemic
and must be confronted and eradicated, like any other virus.
Sticking our head in sand like an ostrich is futile.
Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a sociology professor and an Arab/Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University.