Thursday, December 09, 2004

Europe's failed multiculturalism

Europe's past unwillingness to deal with Islamic extremists is really starting to haunt them:

Radical imams are starting to come to the attention of European governments. Many analysts fear that radical imams are using Europe's mosques to preach hate and incite anti-Western sentiments. Boyer warns that radical Muslims are recruiting more followers from France's prisons, a growing problem he says that is not given enough attention.

"When Muslims go to prison in France, the imams are waiting for them," Sfeir told UPI. As an example he cited the case of Khaled Kalkal, of Algeria's GIA (the French acronym for Groupe Islamique Armee -- or Armed Islamic Group). Kalkal, points out Sfeir, went to jail for petty crimes and came out a hardened Islamist militant.

Again no hard data are available on the number of Muslims in French or European prisons. It is illegal for states in most of the continent to keep records of people's religion. However, one estimate given by the International Herald Tribune places France's prison population at around 60 percent Muslim. Muslims in France comprise only 10 percent of the population.


At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US has a similar problem, imported Imams are actively recruiting converts among prisoners and high school students. Empty factories (thanks to NAFTA!) are being converted into prayer halls; there are hundreds of them listed on the net, all over our country.
Many of these converts look and speak just like you or I are being arrested with maps, weapon construction instructions and lots of cash.
Miguel Mena

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Which is why the United States needs a better immigration policy to keep out the trouble makers.


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