The Western European, PC liberal elite perspective:
“Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe’s present and future. Like it or not, this is the reality.”, – said EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini in her address at a conference ‘Islam in Europe’.
In a television debate ahead of German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel said although “radical Islamists” are perpetrating acts of terror in Europe, she still believes “Islam belongs to Germany.
vs. the Eastern European pragramatic perspective:
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, speaking about migration, told Slovakian news agency TASR: “When I say something now, maybe it will seem strange, but I’m sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia. I think it is the duty of politicians to talk about these things very clearly and openly. I do not wish there were tens of thousands of Muslims.”
Czech President Milos Zeman, speaking on local TV, said:
“It’s practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Western Europe. The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible. Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne,’ he added, referring to the mass New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Germany and elsewhere.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaking at the 28th Bálványos Summer Open University and Student Camp said:
“… if people with diverging goals find themselves in the same system or country, it won’t lead to integration, but to chaos. It’s obvious that the culture of migrants contrasts dramatically with European culture. Opposing ideologies and values cannot be simultaneously upheld, as they are mutually exclusive.
… the Muslim communities coming to Europe see their own culture, their own faith, their own lifestyles and their own principles as stronger and more valuable than ours. So, whether we like it or not, in terms of respect for life, optimism, commitment, the subordination of individual interests and ideals, today Muslim communities are stronger than Christian communities. Why would anyone want to adopt a culture that appears to be weaker than their own strong culture? They won’t, and they never will! Therefore re-education and integration based on re-education cannot succeed.”