Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Algiers isn't expanding

John Vinocur writing in the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal --

There's an area of French society bleak beyond any let's-pretend action-plan or incantatory chorus about brotherhood. The country's existential problem of coming to terms with more than five million Muslims in its midst—and how these immigrants and citizens accommodate (or flout) French law and custom—is deepening into a new phase of what is described as intolerance, seeming incompatibility, and political polarization.

Right now, there's a European country of mixed Catholic and Orthodox Christian composition (not to mention tens of thousands resilient Jewish citizens) being broken up by the fully Orthodox Christian country next door. That would be Ukraine and Russia. Let's have some priorities on where we think Europe's existential threats are.