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Will the Victim of Militant Islam Be the European Union?

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Submitted by Marian Hennings (United States), May 3, 2010 at 02:49

I have more faith in the people of Europe, who have their own culture and want to preserve it. Witness the recent vote in Switzerland regarding the minarets and the Italian navy's interdiction of illegal immigrants to prevent their arrival in Italy. Denmark has also taken action regarding its immigration policies by discouraging "fetching marriages" and other measures designed to encourage Danish cultural values. The EU standards may well lose political popularity if they are seen to undermine the Enlightenment standards to which Europeans have become accustomed, those of democracy, freedom of speech, gender equality, and no establishment of religion.

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