These terrorists are not «foreigners» from «out there»
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"The coming days will bring a lot of more details, and much of the analysis will be understandably passionate and angry. But once everyone’s anger, fear, and disgust subsides, if there’s anything to remind ourselves of, it’s that this problem can’t be disowned or exported any more. These terrorists are not «foreigners» from «out there» – these are products of these very societies. We will need to grapple with this question: Why do so many European Muslims not feel European? It’s a question directed at both European society at large and European Muslims in particular – after all, it’s a shared responsibility and probably a shared failure – but above all, it’s a shared destiny."
is there question actually? Europe is predominantly Christian. Up to Turkey being not accepted despite years of promises and approaches.
: Western Europe only remembers its Christianity when agitating against Muslims. Though we have elaborate myths about how Europe is built on a foundation of "Christian" morals and values, Judeo-Christian if we're feeling generous. But never pan-Abrahamic.
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