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Live and Let Die The new meaning of "coexistence" in Europe.
TheAmericanSpectator ^ | June 06, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn

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 it’s 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 soldier’s 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 isn’t because it particularly cares for the religion but because it wants to score political points against the Right — and score a new constituency.

The Right’s 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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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: coexist

1 posted on 06/08/2014 9:51:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 06/08/2014 9:53:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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I’ve got both gun coexist bumper stickers on the back of my Jeep.
They’re shown on this thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3037028/posts
(I can’t put the picture link with my iPhone on here)


3 posted on 06/08/2014 9:56:57 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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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!


4 posted on 06/08/2014 10:00:44 PM PDT by anonsquared
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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.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 10:03:42 PM PDT by RginTN
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