Skip to comments.Live and Let Die The new meaning of "coexistence" in Europe.
Posted on 06/08/2014 9:51:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
LIVE AND LET DIE The new meaning of coexistence in Europe.
Daniel J. Flynn
When symbols on the coexist bumpersticker come to represent people who would rather you not exist, then its time to rethink koexistieren, coesistere, and coexistir. The word, in any tongue, implies live and let live not live and let murder me.
One can forgive Europeans for growing a bit squeamish about the influx of Muslims. The near hacking off of a soldiers head with a meat cleaver last year, and the periodic bombings of train-station commuters, tend to shake even the most zealous secularist of a blind faith in tolerance.
The questioning of that rote tolerance, rather than the arrival of intolerant newcomers, shakes Olivier Roy. The European right is advocating a Christian identity for Europe not because it wants to promote Christianity but because it wants to push back against Islam and the integration of Muslims or what the National Front calls the Islamization of Europe, the political scientist writes at the New York Times. One might reverse the thought to say that the European Left embracing Islam isnt because it particularly cares for the religion but because it wants to score political points against the Right and score a new constituency.
The Rights push back, is an act of bad faith. Even as the right moves away from the basic values of the Catholic Church and many Protestant denominations, he writes, it clamors that Europe is fundamentally Christian.
Poland or Ireland might think it still; England or the Czech Republic not so much. While one faith lags, another explodes through immigration and, in some cases, conversion. Muslims now constitute one in ten Frenchmen. Muhammad, in its various spellings, reigns as the most popular name for boys born in Britain.
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I’ve got both gun coexist bumper stickers on the back of my Jeep.
They’re shown on this thread:
(I can’t put the picture link with my iPhone on here)
Someone should sell a sticker that says - CONVERT OR DIE - using the symbol for Islam so we can slap it over the coexist stickers we come across.
Sadly even that would not wake up the idiot leftists in the cities because they’re CITIDIOTS!
I live in the Hippie part of Memphis and see those silly COEXIST bumper stickers all the time. I’m sure these silly people wouldn’t survive a day if the Boko Haram attacked this city.