The terrorist attack in Stockholm Sweden should disprove the notion that open arm embraces will de-radicalize Muslims or that speaking out against Islam will do the opposite. It’s time we restart the discussion about Islam’s ability to integrate in western society. A discussion that is not auto-tagged with a label of racism but an open and frank discussion.
As we become acclimatised to a new life with ever increasing terror attacks the question is no longer when it happens but at what rate of exponential increase we can expect this going forward. What is an acceptable measurement of lives lost and attack frequency in our future? These are questions each westerners must ask.
Too often we fall victim to the ‘slow boiling frog’ effect. By the time we realise the heat it will be too late. A question I’m asking myself is what world do I want my children to grow up in? It’s not a world where terror attacks are normal and it’s not a world where Sharia law is acceptable or enforced.
I’ve traveled the world, lived in many countries and experienced many cultures. I love diversity and many of those I have met on the road will testify I am not a racist but if questioning Islam makes me a racist, then so be it.
Update: 43 dead and over a 100 injured as Islam strikes at Christianity in Egypt.
Update: Three people were shot to death in less than a minute at separate locations Tuesday in Fresno, California, authorities said. A fugitive wanted in a previous homicide was arrested at the scene. Muhammad yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great” in Arabic) as he was being loaded into a police car NBCnews
MSN reports its likely not a terror attack
CNN reports…. nothing on their website.