Posted by Ibrahim on February 08, 2002 at 10:33:46:
In Reply to: Are you a greek muslim, Ibrahim? posted by G on February 07, 2002 at 15:39:27:
It shouldn't make any difference to the argument, but anyway, as you ask:
No, I'm not a Greek Muslim, but I deeply sympathize with them.
My wife is Greek, I know the country quite well, and I like Greece and the
Greeks very much, and I always have a good time in your beautiful country.
But in the context of this thread, I must also say that
Greece is one of the most overt racist societies I know.
Racism is everywhere, perhaps more so in other (European) countries,
but in Greece I have often been baffled by the openness with which even well
educated people look down on non-Greeks, non-orthodox and Muslims especially.
I don't know why this is, but I am sure demagoguery of the media and certain
politicians is partly to be blamed.
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