Unease with Islam finds voice in Europe’s mainstream

Question is Why terror attack in the name of Religion?

Most wrenching is the issue of free speech and the growing fear that any criticism could provoke violence

Europe appears to be crossing an invisible line regarding its Muslim minorities: more people in the political mainstream are arguing that Islam cannot be reconciled with European values.

“You saw what happened with the pope,” said Patrick Gonman, 43, the owner of Raga, a funky wine bar in downtown Antwerp, 40 km from here. He said Islam is an aggressive religion. And the next day they kill a nun somewhere and make his point. “Rationality is gone.”

Gonman is hardly an extremist. In fact, he organised a protest last week in which 20 bars and restaurants closed on the night when a far-right party with an anti-Muslim message held a rally nearby.

His worry is shared by centrists across Europe angry at terror attacks in the name of religion on a continent that has largely abandoned it, and disturbed that any criticism of Islam or Muslim immigration provokes threats of violence.

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  1. Can’t say that I blame him. This whole thing is out of control. That, really in the greater scheme of things – a handful of people are getting away with terrorizing the rest of us is pathetic. And in the immortal words of Dorothy Parker ‘what fresh hell is this?’

  2. They killed a nun? LMAO! Thats just proving his point.

  3. @Writerchick

    Well my only and main concern is why we are getting so scared. I know and hear loads of time that Islam is all about Peace “Religion of Peace” so how come people are too scared about it?

    Yeah you right, they had killed Nun in the name of religion. Nun who has worked all her live for the benifit of other people got killed in the name religion.

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