The problem they are having in Europe are due to a huge (very comparable with our influx of Latin American immigrants) increase in immigrants (both legal and illegal) from North Africa. They live in the slums of Italy, France and other parts of Europe and are the lowest income and highest unemployment. Europe let the immigration get out of control. That was their mistake in the hopes of bringing in cheap labor and making their products more competitive on the global market.
Moby's aim was very clear ... Islam bad ...Christian good. When that absolutely is not the case. The Christian right is going to be the end of the Republican party and quite frankly they are at the point where they get what they deserve. They need to stop pandering to the bible thumpers.
I can't speak for Moby but I don't think that was the only point he was making and I disagree that Europe's main problem is Latin Americans. They have been having major problems with the muslims and I don't think you read my link. What exactly do you mean that the Christian right get what they deserve and will be the demise of the Republican party? I know I for one am no longer a Catholic because of the way they turned a blind eye to homosexual priests and tried to cover it up. Before any of that happened though I changed religions because I knew many priests were gay . That only re-inforced my decision with no regrets. Hiding under the guise of religion to prey on children is as low as it goes. Christian people should not be labeled as bad people because of the way the church handled all that though. Religion is a good thing for the most part with the exception of extremism. Anyhow, here is a few paragraphs from that link:
As terrorism expert Michael Radu of the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute points out, there are between 12 million and 16 million Muslims living in the European Union's 15 member states, "more than in most Arab countries."
Given these figures, Radu wondered in a recent FPRI lecture if EU governments were becoming hostages to these minorities. Many of their members are, after all, voters, an important point to be considered by politicians of all stripes, especially in France.
You misread my post. I said their problem with muslim immigration is very similar to our problems with latin american immigration. They are lower educated and bring a higher rate of unemployment. The French Riots a few years ago had little or nothing to do with religion other than it happened in a predominantly muslim slum outside of Paris. I had much more to do with the 20% unemployment rate and a perceived prejudice when 3 muslim teenagers were shot by police. Very similar to what would have happened here in a ghetto. It's most certainly wrong ... but not some reaction of islam.
The problem I have is anyone dictating my morality or trying to dictate how I should believe and how I should act. There are evangelical preachers as guilt of that as any of the worst taliban mullahs. They call other christians heretics because they are not of the same christian sect. And by their own scandals they are guilty of the same infallibility of man. The Christian right has their own agenda which has pushed moderates towards the left. I am a financial conservative, but a social moderate and am let without a place in the current Republican party structure. That leaves me on the sidelines mainly because I cannot in good conscience support the current Republican agenda .... and yet I disagree with the majority of Obama's policy choices.
I am sure I am not alone and the Republican party needs to realize they are marginalizing a large part of their base and are going to suffer defeats because they are pandering to the religious zealots.