Kharn- I am going to elect to disagree with you. There have been more attacks by muslims in europe and against europeans then there have been attacks by muslims against americans in the US. Attacks against Americans in the middle east is another matter, but the attacks against europeans needs also to be weighed. As for the legal policies supporting or against immigration and inclusion of immigrants from muslim countries, I am going to withhold comment until I get the chance to look at this more. However, my visits to Europe have always alarmed me at the displeasure of Europeans to middle easterners (and even each other). This is not only in reference to the Benelux countries, but also Germany, Switzerland, France. I have family in these countries and have spent considerable time there and in Austria and England. I believe part of this has to do with a sense nationalism among Europeans. Often I have heard europeans complain of Auslanders, as well as complain about muslims being a social blight on their country. In part I agree that this is because your muslim populations are much larger than found in the US. To discuss the muslim problems of the Europeans is like being Swedish and criticizing the US for its racial problems, one doesn't quite get it until you're there. However, I honestly don't believe that those areas of the US with high muslim populations involve the same level of social distancing that the Muslims experience in Europe. French experience with Muslims, Germany's history with Turkish immigrants, the problems of refugees in Europe all make this issue more complex for Europeans than Americans. But it is also true that muslim radicals are often radicalized while in Europe, especially in England, France and Northern European countries. I also have doubts whether Muslims are more free to become extremists in Europe, but perhaps have a higher sense of being an insular minority, and the insecurities of that lead to higher radicalism. Muslims in the US are not forced to be Americans, but often elect to become more engaged in US culture. Most of the muslim students I know have parents who came here so that their kids could pursue advanced degrees and become successful without having to overcome the social and class barriers found in Europe.