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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Muslims cannot be integrated into European society

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Feb 26, 2006 at 17:45

Sir- that is more or less how it is. Muslims can criticize the West, but Europeans cannot criticize Muslims. The Muslim minority, as you called it, is 20 million strong in Europe. Let us put it this way: if I used that kind of language about Amir and Harrak in the European Union, they could use EU anti-discrimination law against me. The reverse is not true.

They can criticize Catholics, Protestants, Jews, the Bible etc., and EU law will protect their right to do so. One example. Last year, a EU commissioner lost his job because he criticized homosexuals. A Muslim would get away with that. He would also get away with criticizing women and Jews.

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