How europe is accommodating muslims

Or it is possible that they have no answers to the problems with which they have presented the continent. The articles printed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editors or of Gatestone Institute.

Certainly the governments of France, the Netherlands and Germany are within their rights to instigate and enforce any and all such bans.

Such moves, however, are but the smallest register imaginable of a problem that seems far beyond this generation of politicians.

At the local and national level, the decision to discuss the burkini allowed all the larger political issues behind Europe's growing security problem to be ignored.

In the wake of Nice, there should have been a fulsome public discussion over what if anything can be done to ensure that people who have been in France for many years -- in some cases their entire lives -- are not indoctrinated to hate the country so much that they drive a truck through a crowded sea-front on Bastille Day.

The most striking example of the year came in the summer with the French debate over whether or not to ban the "burkini" from the beaches of France.

The row erupted in the days after another 86 people were murdered in a jihadist terrorist assault -- this time in Nice, France.

As with the Dutch government, Merkel clearly hoped that in throwing this tidbit to the German public she might head off the threat that the Alternative for Germany party (Af D), among others, now poses to her party in this year's election.

But the move also raises the question of just how stupid does Angela Merkel believe the German people to be?

Instead, the issue of the burkini sucked all the oxygen out of the debate, leaving no room to discuss anything more serious or longer term than beachwear.

In the wake of the July 14 attack in Nice, France, in which 86 people were murdered, there should have been a fulsome public discussion over what if anything can be done to ensure that people who have been in France for many years -- in some cases their entire lives -- are not indoctrinated to hate the country so much that they drive a truck through a crowded sea-front on Bastille Day.

Irrespective of why really the migrants were literally invited in countries of "their choice' to get away from "war like situation", there is a steady flow of western women to the North African and Middle Eastern nations for affairs and even marriage.

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