Is there a future where Islam and the West coexist peacefully and productively?
I’m not an expert on Islam; I’m an interested amateur. But the people I know who have studied the issue, Christian scholars of religion who have lived in (and been educated in) the Middle East and Europe, are incredibly negative about the future of relations between Islam and the West.
They tell me that Islam as predominantly practiced in Europe and the Middle East today is ascendent and aggressive, and has no interest in peacefully coexisting with the post-Christian pluralistic West. There are important exceptions, but Europe’s leaders are paralyzed by political correctness (see the Geert Wilders affair) and Islamists’s canny use of hate speech laws.