From a Facebook post…
The window of opportunity for reasonable European leaders to address the cultural cancer of Islamism before there’s a major right-wing backlash — is getting smaller and smaller. Islamist ideology isn’t new, and it isn’t going anywhere — once again, we’re dealing with the same worldview that was behind the ’93 WTC bombings, the embassy bombings of the 90s, the attack on the USS Cole, 9/11, the London and Madrid attacks, the execution of Theo van Gogh, the Fort Hood massacre, the attack in Benghazi, the Charlie Hebdo executions, the rise of ISIS, and on and on and on —
What’s particularly frightening about the ongoing situation in Europe is how many of the attacks there have been home-brewed. And the problem is not limited to acts of terrorism: in Muslim ghettos in countries once thought to be bastions of tolerance, like Holland, sharia law has as much or more sway than the true laws of the government. Gay-bashings are happening again in cities that once thought they’d done away with them. Anti-Semitism is on the rise again. A recent poll showed 16% of Frenchmen call themselves supporters of ISIS, and you can bet they aren’t named ‘Francois.’ Another poll showed 98% of British Muslims morally disapproving of homosexuality. Can there be any debate any longer that multiculturalism and cultural relativism have failed Europe?
The middle way is always to take in a moderate number of newcomers from foreign cultures and to insist on assimilation. There is no reason why Europe can’t take in a number of Muslim immigrants and turn them into successful Europeans. As President Obama has pointed out, America’s Muslim community is well-assimilated and should serve as an example to the world. But if the choice facing Europe boils down to voting in more high priests of multiculturalism and open-borders — and voting in right-wingers who want to totally seal national borders and keep them all of ‘them’ out — well, it’s not going to take very many more attacks like this before the post-Cold War dream of a unified, open, multicultural Europe goes up in flames.