Terror Attack In France Kills 12 in Anything but Football Posted January 9, 2015 I've heard it said (maybe even here on this board- can't really recall) that America gets a "different kind" of Muslim immigrant than most of Europe. Generally wealthier, more educated, and less likely to be a fundamentalist or extremist.I have no idea how true that is. Most of the Muslims I have known and befriended came from eastern Africa and were generally very chill and "Americanized". Some of them smoked, drank, gambled, and fornicated like the rest of us, so they weren't too devout I guess. I also knew some Iranian kids, a brother and sister, who were ridiculously friendly and went way out of their way to emphasize that they not crazyass Moozlims. So naturally I reported them to Homeland Security.The west, particularly Europe is dealing with a dogmatic conflict between its esteemed value of tolerance, against Islamic intolerance of western values. Terrorist attacks were far less prevalent in the west in the past and were predominantly confined to the Muslim world where dogmatic differences between say Sunni & Shia were often behind bombings, and executions. That didn't seem to trouble westerners much because it didn't impact the day to day lives or ideals of those living in the west including Muslims. During those years tolerance of Islam in the west was taken for granted, Europeans perceived no threat to the western way of life. The now more frequent occurrence of attacks of the past two decades have clearly changed attitudes in Europe. The perfect example is in France itself, a country that has loudly extolled western ideals for years has instituted the burqa ban. The way I see it, what happened in France this week and the burqa ban epitomize that dogmatic conflict. The ABF angle is that a few of our European posters sound less than European on this subject and more American than they have in other topics here over the years.