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Reader comment on: European 'No-Go' Zones: Fact or Fiction? Part 2: Britain
Submitted by Dean, Feb 3, 2015 09:07
I forwarded Soeren Kern's Part 1 of this series to a local editor-in-chief of a major newspaper in Canada. He immediately dismissed it in an email as being equivalent to "the belief in aliens." I am sure that he did not read it. He is known for his papering-over of the Islamic connection to terrorism and seems to think that all people engage in terrorism in the same way, and that the Muslims who carry out terrorism are provoked into it by Western foreign policy and disadvantages brought on by a lack of suitable social safety nets in the community, as if throwing money at the problem and paying more respect to Islam will make it disappear.
The same editor wrote two op-eds recently: one saying that he will not publish the Hebdo cartoons for fear of being attacked; and the other about no-go zones being lies spread by right-wing news agencies and prejudiced individuals.
I have sent the editor the second part of this series, but I am afraid that facts will not sway those who really want to believe that they live in a wonderland where there are no threats, no Islamist-inspired terrorism, and where Islam is only pure and good.
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