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Henryk M. Broder

02.06.2007   12:27   +Feedback

Walter Laqueur:  The Last Days of Europe

Walter Laqueur’s last book reviewed by Gerard Baker:

“The failure of Europeans to reproduce makes it vulnerable to internal schism. Too often Europe has reacted to the growing threat posed by extremists among its minorities with a tolerance and self-criticism that has bordered on capitulation. Meanwhile, social tensions increase, not least because of high emigration to Europe from Muslim countries and high birth rates among Muslim populations. No one has yet found a good way of integrating those populations into mainstream European society.

Even as the challenge from fanatical Islam has intensified, at home and abroad, Europeans have found new ways to abase themselves before it. Two years ago it was the Danish cartoons affair, in which too few politicians and opinion leaders defended the rights of the Danish newspaper that published them; last year it was the collective European cringe in the wake of the pope’s mildly assertive remarks about the disconnect between Islam and reason; this year it has been the embarrassing spectacle of humiliated British servicemen fawning in front of their Iranian captors.”
More: http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110010144

See also:
Mr. Parisi is not afraid, by Emanuele Ottolenghi
http://www.transatlanticinstitute.org/newsletter.html?id=163

 

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