One thing I want to focus on is something in the beginning. A quote from:
Thorbjørn Jagland is a former Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Norway from the Labor Party. He is now President of the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, and thus technically speaking the highest ranking person in the country, next to the King. He recently wrote an essay to Aftenposten newspaper entitled Islamofobi vårt nye spøkelse? (Islamophobia our new ghost/specter?) where he warned against the dangers of Islamophobia. According to Jagland, seemingly paraphrasing the Communist Manifesto, a specter is haunting Europe – the specter of Islamophobia. Between the lines, Jagland seems to hint that the situation in Europe is now similar to that of the 1930s: We are very close to a new world war and the downfall of European democracy, a conclusion I wholeheartedly support.Islamophobia. Hmmmm. Really? OK, here we go. “The Salamander Conjecture.” – Europe is actually racked by Islamic Anti-Semitism and a smaller naceant native Anti-Semitism – not Islamophobia.
Here is how one can test my conjecture. Over a 33 day period, on different streets at different times (summertime it is warm enough in Scandinavia to do this, late-JUN to go prior to holiday season) a 10-minute walk will be conducted through three different neighbourhoods: (1) Predominately Muslim, (2) Predominately indigenous Northern European, (3) Predominately Jewish (if one can be found). The walks on Friday and Saturday must take place between 2100-2359 local time.
The four test subjects of neutral ethnic appearance, but of similar sex/age/size will wear one of four white t-shirts; one with a large Norwegian Flag, one with a large American Flag, a large Israeli Flag, a large Turkish Flag – front and back.
Each day each subject (and therefore each flag) will go on a neighbourhood walk. With a hidden camera in a carried bag, and followed by other hidden cameramen to record reactions, the subjects will casually walk without making eye contact and record afterwards any hostile action/comments.
At the end of test period, build a grid and statistical breakdown of reactions. I don't know, something like this.
Hostile act/hostile words.I don't know about you - but I don't think Islamophobia would be your result. Similar thinking by the Left did not quite turn out to their thinking here.
Hey, if I lived there, I would run this. Anyone here know some brave, open minded college students in Norway/Denmark willing to give this a run?