France-Echos (thanks to Anthony) reports that the municipal council of La Rochelle in France is giving the tidy jizya sum of 266,000 euros for the construction of a new mosque.
I am quite certain that the good burghers of La Rochelle would think it the height of impropriety to inquire as to exactly what is to be taught in this new mosque about Islam’s relationship with non-Muslims. Why, it would be positively rude to inquire as to whether those in the new mosque held to the same ideology as the London bombers of July 7. Like virtually every official in the Western world, those in La Rochelle simply assume that the overwhelming majority of Muslims in the West accepts the parameters of Western pluralism and is committed to peaceful coexistence on a permanent basis.
Yet conclusive evidence of this has never been forthcoming.