And why has there not been outrage and a call to ban Vans, seems they are the weapon of choice for terrorists these days.
Most of these attackers are born in these European countries. There have been Muslims in Spain since the 600s! There's no reason why this has to be a problem now just because there are Muslims there. There are other factors at play here.
Ok I'll bite. What factors?
First off, there wouldn't be any Islamic terrorism (or at least almost none) if the West hadn't intervened in the Middle East. It was the power vacuum created in Iraq after the fall of Saddam that largely led to the rise of ISIS. It was the power vacuum in Libya that led to that country being a seat of extremist activity. There would still be Muslims in Spain, but there wouldn't be ISIS recruiting young men to join them and thus we wouldn't see these attacks.
Secondly, as much as I love France and the French people, they have a problem with the way they treat immigrants. They essentially have this contradictory attitude that everyone must be French, but that certain people, even if they live there and speak the language, can never truly be French. It's these types of people that ISIS targets. There'd be less of them if France truly wanted an inclusive society. France has the unique position of having several former Muslim colonies. They allowed much Muslim immigration during that time. It isn't all due to recent immigration and refugees.
I'm not making excuses for terrorists; just explaining more factors that are at play here other than recent immigration into these countries.
I don't know. You tell me. The Democratic Party created the KKK. They were the engine behind JIm Crow. They were the biggest antagonists against the civil rights movement. Let's go ahead and debate this. Yee of historical wisdom should have no problem keeping up. Admittedly in the past listening to you has been like listening to somebody hiccup and fart simultaneously. Though you apparrently have all your ducks in a row on this one! Let's do it. :)
Why is Europe even being hit...
Ah! Finally the question of the day!! Is Spain a big part of the military campaign against ISIS? Nope. Do the have "Westernized ideals"? Yes. Freedom of speech. Freedom of women to wear what they want. Freedom of Religion.. that is possibly the most important one.
And it can serve as a warning to the Western World.
Proximity. Those migrants would sooner breach US shores...but cannot. Europe is closer, that is simple geography.
Yes. It may be that simple. Though immigration laws or the lack there Of should be taken into consideration.
Absolutely. Whose? Do we knock France's secular assimilation...or the UK's multiculturalism? Who are we to knock anything for that matter? What works here may not work there... does that make us right and them wrong, vise versa, or other?
No. But a bit of common sense wouldn't hurt. Either people adapt to the culture or not. Either extreme vetting occurs or it doesn't. I don't really care anymore. I want people to live under what they protect. I'll live elsewhere. :)
I do not disagree with you, D-W...I would live beyond borders - could I...just me...still...