For John, BLUF: Yet there are hundreds of Muslims living in Lowell and giving no offense. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from noted Canadian Troublemaker and sometimes Rush Limbaugh substitute Host, Mark Steyn, on 23 May, from his Blog.
He is responding to the Headline in The Independent:
There's only one way Britain should respond to attacks such as Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before.His point is that the Europe we knew is slowing going out of sight, as Europeans adjust to the foibles of Islam. While he doesn't say it, it would be good for us to start to acknowledge, Islam is not a religion, but rather a way of life. Islam is life. And, if we let it, it will push our way of life off the streets.
Here is one of the many interesting paragraphs in Mr Steyn's post:
And so it will prove for cafe life, and shopping malls, and pop concerts. Maybe Ariana Grande will be back in the UK - or maybe she will decide that discretion is the better part of a Dangerous Woman's valor. But there will be fewer young girls in the audience - because no mum or dad wants to live for the rest of their lives with the great gaping hole in your heart opening up for dozens of English parents this grim morning. And one day the jihad will get lucky and the bomb will take with it one of these filthy infidel "shameless" pop whores cavorting on stage in her underwear. You can carry on exactly as before, but in a decade or two, just as there are fewer gay bars in Amsterdam and no more Jewish shops on the Chaussée de Gand, there will be less music in the air in western cities. Even the buskers, like the one in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens today serenading a shattered city with "All You Need Is Love", will have moved on, having learned that it's a bit more complicated than that.I hope you have not forgotten Charlie Hebdo already. Never forget Charlie Hebdo.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff