Islamist Violence in Europe – We Shouldn’t Exaggerate the Danger,1518,670050,00.html

The recent attack on Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has left much of Europe in fear of continued Islamic attacks against various communities. The article interviews Islam scholar Peter Heine on his views of the continued perception of terrorist danger in Germany.

Peter Heine does a wonderful job of illustrating the viewpoints of parties on both sides of the issue. He wonderfully expels the myth that Islam is a violent religion, but also presents an argument why westerners may view the religion as such. He also argues on why an extremist Islamic organization may become more attractive to younger Muslims due to the decline in global economic prosperity.

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