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The predominant culture in europe is Christian, irrespective of the level of observance. Meanwhile, muslims and those of Islamic culture, for all the frothing of both the right wing and centrist press, represent less than 1% of europe's population.

The barbarians at the gates are far more likely to be those who bend a knee to a cross than those who bow to Mecca. Fred Phelps and his band of miserabilists may be extreme but there is no discontinuity between them and their fellow x-tians, they are simply at one end of a grey scale. They are all united in their belief in the Man Who Isn't There and that the voice in their head or that of their leaders is far more real than that of any actual tangible individual.

We only have to look at the USA to see where the anti-knowledge, anti-rationality crowd can take us. They are well funded and have made frightening inroads into the UK conservative party and the British education system.

Terrorists who claim christian religious justification have been loose in N Ireland for decades.

All in all, I don't think muslims are a problem. In the UK the biggest problem is the genuflection our elites pay to x-tians.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:36:57 AM EST
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