Someone said :
But that's not really happening. Countries that have Islam as their predominant religion are becoming more fundamentalist and Islamist in culture and politics.
I'm not talking about those countries.
Each generation of Islamic people in non-Islamic countries (like in Europe and the USA) appear to be more radical and religious than their parents in many cases
No they don't appear to be more radical and religious, They appear to be less radical and less religious.
Every practicing Muslim I've ever met who was roughly my age, was further away from radical and religious then my parent were of Christianity. In fact I have personally met more radical Christians my own age, then muslim. True this might be because there are so many more people in this country raised in the christian faith, but the point remains I've never met a muslim person in university, locally, through gay apps, that practice their religion any more frantically then my neighbor practices Christianity. Most of the ones I've met outright ignore the faith they were raised in all together (like i do with christianity) whenever their parents aren't standing next to them.
I personally think that a big difference between Christianity and Islam is that. Christianity had the Enlightenment in the 18th century, which led to the slow but quickening process of rational thought over religious dogma and secularisation of Christian societies
Man, that sounds too obnoxious. Have you seen what we're doing with your 200 year head start on the enlightenment? abortion rights? trump? brexit? bombing syria?
We christians, with the benefit two centuries of rational beliefs behind us still have the westboro baptist church, and people who literally believe in 'Creationism' and 'magic', in power in one of the largest and most powerful countries of the western hemisphere.
Christianity is just as "bad" as Islam. In fact it's worse, at least Islam isn't deceiving.
One of the core Mechanisms of the Christian faith is the idea that "you can and should lie to manipulate people, if you're powerful enough to get away with it"
it;s the wormy, lying, hypocritical rat, of religions. Raping murdering and abusing children behind closed doors. Spreading pointless and dangerous, HIV causing, overpopulating "wisedom" about sex. Pontificating the honor in poverty and meekness from the most luxurious, decadent palace, probably on the planet.
Islam is not integrating into host Western societies and this is the key problem.
It's not about integrating Islam. These people are war refugees. War refugees that we bombed I might add: we are the nazis in this equation.
Islam can go and shite. as can Christianity. we have a duty to be human beings first, and custodians of our "magic made up shite" second.
All we have to do with our 'enlightened superior culture' is keep religion out of government. which BTW we could have done with practicing a little better with Christianity.
when Mr muslim brings enough of his war ravaged families to make up 1% of our population, and he says "hey what about this sharia law business"
the answer is "nope, we keep your magic and faries and made up stuff out of the running of a state, just like we keep the other magic and faries out of it, and if you don't like it, you'll die of old age, and each new generation will care less and less about it"