The year Europe woke up to its Islamist problem
For years, European liberal elites have overestimated the willingness of newcomers from unstable Muslim-majority societies to integrate into European liberal democracy. And they have underestimated the potentially devastating effects of failed social and cultural integration. Islamist extremism is a poison which has now taken root in much of Europe, posing a fundamental threat to the rule of law, basic liberal freedoms and broader social stability.
tide is turning. Soft liberalism is increasingly being sidelined in favour of
political assertiveness. Make no mistake - 2020 was a turning point.