Douglas Murray had an interesting article in the Sunday Times (via Instapundit) about where Europe is headed if it doesn’t stand up to extremist Islamist intimidation:
Europe is shuffling into darkness. It is proving incapable of standing up to its enemies, and in an effort to accommodate the peripheral rights of a minority is failing to protect the most basic rights of its own people.Do read the whole thing, which recounts telling personal experiences. On the same subject, also see the latest installment of the Glenn and Helen Show where they interview the author of Menace in Europe, Claire Berlinski.
The governments of Europe have been tricked into believing that criticism of a belief is the same thing as criticism of a race. And so it is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous to criticise a growing and powerful ideology within our midst. It may soon, in addition, be made illegal.