Shorter Ross Douthat: Europe Wasn't Racist Enough, So Now It Should Worry About Brown Hordes

The Swiss outlaw the building of new minarets and then they’re right to worry about <i>Swiss Muslims'</i> hostility?

Shorter Ross Douthat: Europe wasn't racist enough, and so now they should be worried about the brown hordes. After arguing that European nations should have done more to restrict Muslim immigration, he concludes that while the end of the West is not near, there is still much to be fearful of:

This is cold comfort, though, if you have to live under the shadow of violence. Just ask the Swiss, who spent last week worrying about the possibility that the minaret vote might make them a target for Islamist terrorism.

They're right to worry. And all of Europe has to worry as well, thanks to the folly of its leaders -- now, and for many years to come.


Jill Filipovic is a New York-based freelance writer and a law student at NYU. More of her writing is available online at her blog, Feministe.
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