Europeans and Europe’s Muslims: Thoughts on Syliva Poggioli’s Comments Part II

Sylvia Poggioli on NPR notes that the Europeans have begun to ask themselves what the effect the election of Hamas and the Islamization of politics in the Middle East might have on their own Muslims. Excellent question. And as long as they’re asking such questions, maybe they should ask themselves about what about the effect of a hasty American pullout of Iraq — which they all clamor for — will have on their Muslims. After all, one of the lessons of the Hamas victory is that what counts in the Middle East is not what we think is rational, but what they think has happened. If the global Jihadis think they kicked the USA out of Iraq, what will that do to the aggressivity of their colleagues in Europe?

Although it would mean giving up their anti-American and anti-Zionist Schadenfreude, it would also mean an end to the self-destructive behavior that has characterized so much of European foreign policy for so long.

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