Re: @Manolo - "well meaning people"
I don't know about the media in your country, but if I believed the media in my country I would be believing that most people showing up now were refugees (most are not, they are economic migrants), most were families (they are not, they are mainly young men without women and children with them, but the media mainly shows the women and children), most are highly educated (they are mostly not) and that they all will be a glorious contribution to a wonderful multicultural society.
Meanwhile, a few hundred meters from where I live, muslims were also demonstrating:
Waving ISIS flags and shouting "death to the Jews".
Meanwhile, Moroccans are vastly overrepresented in crime statistics, dependence on social welfare and many of their older generation never bothered to learn the language.
Meanwhile, opinions polls among the Turks here show much sympathy for ISIS and unsavoury attitudes towards Jews.
Meanwhile, an elementary school in Amsterdam can no longer toast to the New Year with their pupils with fake alcohol-free bubbly, because it offended the parents of the muslim pupils.
Meanwhile, neighbourhood shops in the banlieues of Paris face the choice of no longer selling wine and pork or having their windows smashed every night.
I am not denying that there are many, may well meaning muslims. They are my neighbours and colleagues. I have, or had colleagues from Morocco, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Egypt and Pakistan. I have travelled in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, UAE and Oman and have met many friendly, hospitable people who live normal lives and have absolutely nothing with terrorism. But at the same time, If you speak to them, and press a bit further, many of them hold beliefs that are incompatible with our Westerns values and freedoms. Which is still their right to have these beliefs. In the Bible Belt in my country you can find the same attitudes. But where I draw the line is when they live in our societies and are infringing on our beliefs and freedoms, by by pushing their medieval beliefs on us, and assuming the victim role and drawing the racism card when we don't give in.
Just ask those that marched through London last weekend if next weekend they will march for women's rights or against discrimination of homosexuals and see how many show up.