European leaders appear to be a bit confused as to why Muslims, invading their countries, are not assimilating. The answer is actually glaring. But in order to recognize it, they will have to abandon intellectual laziness, adherence to political correctness (cultural Marxism) and to reject those that employ the aforementioned.
Let's begin with democracy: a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. It respects individual rights, governed by the rule of law and all are considered equal under those laws. The bedrock of all forms of democracy is the freedom of individual expression (and dissent).
There lies the rub... there is nothing stated in the above definition that agrees with Sharia Islamic law, which is extracted from both the Qur'an and Muhammad's Sunnah (Hadiths) found in the Reliance of the Traveler. Islam is INCOMPATIBLE with democracy. Islam is a theocratic system with only Allah at its head, and dictated by Islam's self-proclaimed prophet, Muhammed.
Here are a few things from the Quran concerning democracy (and its components):
Individual Rights: Quran (33:36) - "It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision."
Individual Choice: Quran (18:26) - "Allah... makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule."
Equality before the Law: Quran (45:21) - "What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds,- that equal will be their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make."
Including: Quran (5:44), (39:9), Quran (4:141), Quran (63:8).
From the Hadiths (ways of the prophet):
Freedom of Religion: Muslim (19:4294) - "When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [Christians...], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them ... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. Non-Muslims are intended to be subordinate to Muslims."
Inequality: Bukhari (88:219) - "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."
People have no self-rule: Bukhari (89:251) - (Allah's Apostle said) "Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me."
People have no self-rule: At-Tirmidhi 169) - "There is no obedience to anyone who is in disobedience to Allah."
You actually need to look no further than the quintessential example of an Islamic state, the place of the birth of the ideology itself: Saudi Arabia. It is run by Sharia Islamic law and opposes the principles of a democratic society at every point.
When you have adherents to an ideology, that is totalitarian at its essence, you cannot realistically expect those people to assimilate into ANY nation that does not embrace Islam.
If you doubt this, you need to visit Europe's Muslim no-go zones - oh that's right, YOU can't!
Shalom through strength.
Audrey Russo is host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show based in New York City. Her articles on the Middle East, national security, terrorism and cultural issues have been published widely. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.