This is already happening, with the closure of free speech in Britain. From Emanuele Ottolenghi in the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Behind Europe’s commitment to liberal democracy lurks an illiberal tradition. Every time freedom has failed in Europe, it is to that tradition — of violent repression, totalitarianism, xenophobia, and intolerance — that Europeans have reverted….
Now racial and cultural tensions are brewing in the heart of Europe. They stem from Europe’s failure to integrate first- and second-generation immigrants from the lands of Islam, and in some cases from the immigrants’ failure to embrace the values of the societies which sheltered them.
Europe should ponder well its own legacy. The new challenge to European liberal democracies — Islam’s appearance across the continent — may well lead to the same rapid descent into the abyss of intolerance.
For too long mainstream European political parties labelled as racists those clamoring for restricted immigration or aggressive integrationist policies.
The result? Voters have turned to extremists who have no shame in fanning the flames of hatred.
Europe’s default option — hatred in the wake of tolerance’s failure — is but a stone’s-throw away….
JUDGING BY the way race relations are handled in Europe, two clear patterns emerge.
Freedom will be curtailed to protect intolerant cultures and communities.
Citizens will grow increasingly alienated from this state of affairs. They will vent their frustration by supporting extremist political groups, or by taking justice into their own hands and unleashing violence against the minorities they resent.
We are already seeing this happening too. Yet the European elites could have prevented it, if they had faced the challenge of Islam more realistically.