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parallel is obviously premature - is it ?

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in response to reader comment: Perhaps not "historically Christian" vs Moslem, but rather, Freedom vs Intolerance

Submitted by myth (Netherlands), Dec 10, 2009 at 19:44

Ron, is the parallel premature with the islamization overstating the share in population ? In cities like Brussels or Rotterdam the muslim(born) population is a lot stronger and in the public sphere very much overstated. I would not underestimate a claim that cannot be backed up by numbers now but is backed up very much by politics and administration. The swiss vote however underlines your estimate. Asking the entire population what is the will of the people ? Have the majority make the rules. That is what democracy is about. The swiss vote speaks for itself, but for Switzerland only.

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