It is becoming apparent that Europe is going through the growing pains of multiculturalism. This unfortunately is rearing its ugly head in the form of discrimination against minority groups, such as africans and middle easterners. Nationalist political parties are stirring up this sentiment, and it is representing an alarming trend. Hopefully, cooler heads can prevail in the end and more reasonably-minded people can embrace multiculturalism and not foment the seeds of hatred against it.
Unfortunately, I think that discrimination against minorities is normal in Europe. There will obviously be more discrimination or less depending on the part of Europe we are talking about. Some countries happen to be more liberal, but they will always have their share of racists. Sadly, I think that there isn't a country in the world that is completely immune to discrimination.
The United States gets a lot of heat for being a very racist country, and perhaps the most racist, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth. If you visit virtually any European country, especially in the south and east, racism flies without warrant and very freely. The USA pales in comparison.
I don't believe discrimination against minorities is normal in Europe. I believe that fringe hate groups exist, but I don't believe that hate is main stream. In so many places in Europe, social welfare exists from cradle-to-grave, and most people who live under those policies do not have much hate for anyone. They are too comfortable for hate.
I do not believe discrimination against minorities is normal in Europe. Europe does not have as many problems with minorities because there are fewer gaps in population in those countries, not to mention the fact that the entire continent has had several centuries to intermix. I do not believe its normal, but that doesn't mean Europe is free of discrimination.