My Optimism About Europe

by Daniel Pipes February 8, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Perhaps alone in the coterie focused on the Islamist threat to Europe, I am cheerful these days. That’s because I see the anti-Islamist reaction growing even more quickly than the Islamist threat itself. The stirring speech by British prime minister David Cameron […]

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Here Come the Burqa Bans

by David J. Rusin  •  May 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm Call it the fashion trend of the year. Westerners are sick and tired of burqas and niqabs — the face-covering veils worn by a minority of Muslim women — and they are not going to take it anymore. Most remarkable of all, many politicians […]

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Swiss Minarets and European Islam

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 9, 2009 What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? Some may see the 57.5 to 42.5 percent decision endorsing a constitutional amendment as nearly meaningless. The political establishment being overwhelmingly opposed […]

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Swiss vote to ban Islamic minarets

GENEVA – Swiss voters approved a move to ban the construction of minarets in a Sunday vote on a right-wing initiative that labeled the mosque towers as symbols of militant Islam, projections by a widely respected polling institute showed. The projections based on partial returns say Swiss swung from only 37 percent supporting the proposal […]

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