There is an echo that rumbles in my liberal mind regarding
the Muslim population in Europe. Yes, we must accept them,
they are citizens, but they do live in Europe now which has a
different culture than the Muslim world. But it appears to me
they want to change a Europe to become like them.
The first generations of Muslims who came here were happy
to escape poverty and repressing regimes, however it is
the new generation who feel they are not being accepted…
but they are. Europe needs the energy and thrift the Muslim
youth bring as long as they don’t try to fit Europe into
an unreal sharia state that never existed other than in the mind of
zealots. So my liberal mind is confused, I will bend for their
religious needs, but I will not live their repressed life, to be
straitjacketed into religious rules I find objectionable.