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Is European terrorism Europe's fault?

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Submitted by Ethylred Smith (United States), May 18, 2004 at 08:27

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That said, Muslim life in Western Europe and North America is strikingly different. The former has seen the emergence of a culturally alienated, socially marginalized, and economically unemployed Muslim second generation whose pathologies have led to "a surge of gang rapes, anti-Semitic attacks and anti-American violence," not to speak of raging radical ideologies and terrorism.

seems to imply that economic conditions, along with social ostracism generates the 'pathologies' of the current Muslim young people.

Are we back to 'give them a better life (i.e. buy them off) and they will stop hating us'?

Demographically, Europe will be majority Muslim in two generations. Isn't the West committing suicide?

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