Sunday, January 13, 2013

Minarets in Mexico

Eid al-Fitr celebrated in Mexico City
Over five million Arab and Persian Muslims currently live in Europe, a continent of 740 Million people. And it's interesting that in Germany there are more kabob shops than there are establishments serving wienerschnitzel. Or so it would appear. South America alone has over twenty Million Arab and Persian Muslims (and a few Berbers), most of whom are generally assimilated. (

The Arab Muslims in Europe seem to be more angry and agitated than their more bucolic cousins in Mexico and further south in "the Southern Cone".

Torres y Minarete de Agua Caliente
(Tijuana, BC, Mexico)
There are Arab Muslims who support the weapons needs of the cartels. Walid Hassan comes to mind, the arms merchant who provides AK-47's and RPG rockets and rocket launchers to Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. However, Walid is the exception, not the rule.

Most Mexicans simply don't like Muslim people who are not assimilated into the culture and they are not bound by the US obsession with political correctness. So Muslims either find themselves going along to get along, or they're 'moved along'. Other than the sleeper cells placed by unfriendly governments in Mexico with an eye toward causing harm to the US, neighbor to the north, most Muslims - to include Middle Eastern people in general, who settle there want to get away from the turmoil at home.

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