Saturday, July 11, 2015

EU: 'Islam holds a place in our Western societies'

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of EU:
"Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe's history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe's present and future."
"Throughout our European history, many have tried to unify our continent by imposing their own power, their own ideology, their own identity against the identity of someone else."
"For this reason I am not afraid to say that political Islam should be part of the picture. Religion plays a role in politics – not always for good, not always for bad."