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The EU Needs Israeli Intervention

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Dec 3, 2015 at 10:04

It is becoming increasingly clear that the EU is facing a growing challenge to its sovereignty from its burgeoning Muslim population. The old concept of the traditional European nation-state is largely meaningless to these newcomers, many of whom only answer to the authority of Sharia Law and the divine mandate of Allah. This explains the attacks on anyone deemed to be representative of the secular state, which is looked down on with contempt as a sort of occupying interloper.

Fortunately, Israel has had long experience dealing with this phenomenon. They have developed very sophisticated techniques in riot control, intelligence gathering, negotiation and deterrence. The EU should not hesitate to appeal to Israel to serve as an intermediary between them and the various Islamic community leaders and imams. A peace conference should be convened, possibly in Geneva, to discuss ways to formalize the autonomy of these Islamic zones, granting them control over security, law, finance and borders. That would eliminate the present ambiguities over sovereignty since everyone would understand their redlines. It would also help relieve frustrated Islamic nationalism.

The EU must come to grips with the fact that their Muslim population resents what they consider to be an occupation and that terrorism will only increase if their legitimate demands are not met. Unfortunately, EU manufactured goods and institutions may have to be boycotted if they continue to deny the Muslims their political and religious independence. The EU has a long history of colonialism. It's high-time that its final chapter be written.

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You are ready to cede sovereignty? That is quite a step.

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