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Vast majority of European Muslims law-abiding

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

I am sorry to read that Zain Esseghaier (“Rebuttal: Real Problems Revolve Around Social Issues,” Journal-Pioneer, Dec. 14) thinks that I consider European Muslims responsible for the acts of the few who engage in violence.

Clearly, the vast majority are law-abiding people who want to get on with their lives. That should be a given.

The op-ed described the areas in some cities where most of these radicals live; they are the bane of the other inhabitants. The term “no-go areas” is the name some authorities have given for these neighbourhoods, and is not my term.

My op-ed, like all the others I write about places all over the world, comes from information gathered from respectable newspapers and periodicals like Der Spiegel, Le Monde, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and not from anti-Muslim extremist sites or blogs published by some of the people Mr. Esseghaier refers to, which can be found on the Internet or elsewhere. Those are completely unreliable and do not bear repeating by any respectable writer.  

Prof. Henry Srebrnik

Department of Political Science, UPEI

Clearly, the vast majority are law-abiding people who want to get on with their lives. That should be a given.

The op-ed described the areas in some cities where most of these radicals live; they are the bane of the other inhabitants. The term “no-go areas” is the name some authorities have given for these neighbourhoods, and is not my term.

My op-ed, like all the others I write about places all over the world, comes from information gathered from respectable newspapers and periodicals like Der Spiegel, Le Monde, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and not from anti-Muslim extremist sites or blogs published by some of the people Mr. Esseghaier refers to, which can be found on the Internet or elsewhere. Those are completely unreliable and do not bear repeating by any respectable writer.  

Prof. Henry Srebrnik

Department of Political Science, UPEI

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