Not good news:
‘Reuters reports that a French publication has been bombed (and its website hacked) after it ran an issue that had been “guest-edited” by the prophet Mohammed.’
European leftists try and include Muslims and immigrants into their definition of liberty…to an extent (no wearing full burkas in the public square). But some Muslims brook no violation of their holy laws.
Of course liberty French leftism can lead to strange political bedfellows (socialists and Islamic absolutists under the banner of relativism).
Less strong economies, old hierarchies and anarchies, and European societies in which national identity and racial identity are more closely aligned (not just on the hard resurgent right) can lend to more immigration problems. That inclusive banner of French liberte has limits, and perhaps a sharp edge.
Addition: The American model of greater economic freedom and religious tolerance (resisting the Liberal urge not just to keep religion in the private sphere but to use the law to root out discrimination) may still work better to include immigrants, but there are still a few Muslims here willing to kill and spread terror. This a a longer term problem.
Related On This Site: Well, Henri-Levy has helped the cause of liberty, but to what effect…the West is still waiting to see: Bernhard Henri-Levy At The Daily Beast: ‘A Moral Tipping Point’…are we back to a clash of civilizations…or are there are other options: From The Atlantic: Samuel Huntington’s Death And Life’s Work
For anyone, but especially Leftists and recovering Leftists, it takes moral courage to stand up to the messianism, Islamic moral absolutism, and dark theocratic tendencies of the Middle East…liberty is key as well as moral responsibility to think in terms of the legitimacy of rule here at home: …From Beautiful Horizons: ‘Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan at the 92nd Street Y’…Via YouTube: ‘Christopher Hitchens Vs. Ahmed Younis On CNN (2005)’…From Michael Totten: ‘An Interview With Christopher Hitchens’
‘Mohammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks Headbutted During Lecture’……From The OC Jewish Experience: ‘UC Irvine Muslim Student Union Suspended’…From Volokh: ‘”South Park” Creators Warned (Threatened) Over Mohammed’
What kind of threats to free speech do the justice and rights crowd pose?: Repost-A Canadian Libertarian Making Noise: Ezra Levant
Do we try and invest in global institutions as flawed as they are…upon a Kantian raft?: Daniel Deudney On YouTube Responding to Robert Kagan: Liberal Democracy Vs. Autocracy
A British Muslim tells his story, suggesting that classical liberalism wouldn’t be a bad idea: From Kenanmalik.com: ‘Introduction: How Salman Rushdie Changed My Life’