It's just so frustrating when I see what is happening in American politics and know that it will affect me more in the long run than some of the internal politics in my own country.
*****Hey Joacamin, lets take a closer look at life in Europe. I'll post a couple of paragraphs from the book jacket of "While Europe Slept"....How Radical Islam is destroying the West from Within by Bruce Bawer.
As an American living in Europe since 1998, Bruce Bawer has seen the problem of radical Islam up close. Across the continent--in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm--he encountered large, rapidly expanding Muslim enclaves in which women were oppressed and abused, homosexuals persecuted and killed, "infidels" threatened and vilified, Jews demonized and attacked, barbaric traditions (such as honor killing and forced marriage) widely practiced, and freedom of speech and religion firmly repudiated.
The European political and media establishment turned a blind eye to all this, selling out women, Jews, gays, and democratic principles generally--even criminilizing free speech--in order to pacify the radical Islamists and preserve the illusion of multicultural harmony. The few heroic figures who dared to criticize Muslim extremists and speak up for true liberal values were systematically slandered as fascist bigots. Witnessing the disgraceful reaction of Europe's elites to 9/11, to the terrorist attacks on Madrid, Beslan, and London, and to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bawer concluded that Europe was heading inexorably down a path to cultural suicide.
And you want Americans to think and act more like Europeans? Do yourself a favor, get on the next Mayflower boat heading for America. Leave your Koran behind.