Being an American in Germany....I'm in observation status on a daily basis. Things are perceived in different ways, and people act in a custom that you might not regularly see.
So, I've come to an odd view of people who say they are Muslims. There are two crowds of Muslims in Germany. One is the group which tells you that they are true Muslims, but tolerant of people and very peaceful. They want to comment that they aren't into any kind of violence, and just want a safe and stable environment for themselves and their families.
The second group....is mostly a charged-up and peppy crowd of Muslim members, who pursue matters with the Quran dictating their focus. The war in Syria, violence on western society, and pop-jihad mentality are part of their enthusiasm.
Here in Germany, the first crowd always claims that they aren't part of the second crowd, and therefore deserve your sympathy.
I sat there this morning....looking over the Quran. It's an odd thing. There are 109 sentences or text items within the Quran which note that a non-believer needs to be put down or executed (war is the general term used).
For the peaceful crowd? It's hard to sit there and view their comment to tolerance, when their book of belief says absolutely otherwise. Are they pretending the 109 sentences don't exist? Do they just overlook those 109 sentences and just say they are "Muslim-lite" and fake themselves out? It's hard to say what these people are really thinking. Maybe they don't read the Quran like they say or they'd like to just be accepted by society and that means the 109 verses don't mean much.
A fake intolerance? The only way you get to that idea is to overlook the 109 verses. Period. Thus, you make yourself a fake Muslim. A pretender, in essence.
Germans aren't exactly idiots. I think they will eventually come to look over the Quran and ask about these 109 verses. This won't come out in a pretty ending. Some people will have to question themselves and ask what this whole thing of religion is all about.