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To Octavio: Europeans need to go back to their Christian roots

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: ISLAM'S CONTRIBUTION TO EUROPE

Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Feb 27, 2006 at 14:02

Dear Octavio,

I can see you are rather pessimistic about the future of Europe. The problem with your argument is the fact that you don't mind using racism possibly even hate as a mean to stem the influx of muslim immigration. Like the rev. Martin Luther King said, you do not fight hate with hate. Teaching our kids to be intolerant or hateful towards muslim is not different from muslims who teach their kids to hate Jews and Christians. All is not lost however, provided europeans take the necessary steps so they won't lose any more ground to Islam. In my opinion europeans need to take three major steps.

1. European nations should bar the entry of Turkey into the European Union. Although Turkey calls itself a modern democracy, it still harbors potential dangerous islamic elements. Allowing Turkey into the EU would open the gates of europe to massive muslim immigration. The muslim immigration invasion you see now would pale in comparison to that potential new influx of muslims.

2. European nations need to have a better control when it comes to immigration. I'm not saying muslims should not be allowed to migrate to europe but they need to be screened better. Countries like Great Britain and Spain allowed muslim extremist to migrate to their countries and preach hatred. Muslims who preach hatred and intolerence should be removed.

3. The third and most important point: Europeans need to reach back to their Christian roots. Right now Atheism is on the rise in europe. Europeans worship money, pleasure and technology. If europeans continue to go down that path, the consequences will be desastrous for them. By turning their backs on Christianity europeans turn their backs on the very foundation of their civilization. And I'm telling you, this does not go unnoticed by muslims.

In your comment you said the same thing might happen to America. Well I'm telling you right now it will never happen. The reasons are simple. 80% of Americans go to church every sunday in contrast to 8% of Europeans, therefore we will never accept nor believe in a false prophet like Muhammad. Since 9/11 we have a much better understanding of islamic militancy and we have the will and the means to destroy it.
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