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The bulk of the problem

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Oct 1, 2006 at 09:22

The issue here is that some of us, westerners, have always been pro-Muslim. "Give them rights"! It was this pro-Muslim brigade who created the situation in the first place. Twenty years ago, mass migration from Islamic countries begun. That was the correct time to act. But we did nothing about is, because many westerners harbour pro-Muslim feelings. Muslims are not the problem. The problem is within the western population and those who felt that defending Muslims was cool and intellectually challenging.


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