Can Mozart stop jihad? We’re going to find out, to the tune of one million euros down the drain.
Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said: “These people obviously live in cloud cuckoo land. The Islamist hotbed of Molenbeek is just down the road from the parliament – why don’t they take their workshops there and see what difference it makes? We need proper solutions so let’s get tough on the real causes of radicalisation. This patronising nonsense from the EU will only make things worse.”
Indeed. And what’s more, this “patronising nonsense from the EU” is the direct result of its refusal to address the “real causes of radicalisation.” Because it refuses (like all the other authorities in the Western world) to acknowledge that jihad terrorism is driven by Islamic texts and teachings, it ceaselessly casts about for some other explanation, some other scenario that would make sense of the endless violence coming from committed Muslims. The poor dears just need their savage breasts soothed by Bach and Brahms and Beethoven, you see. Everything is going to be just fine.
“Stop young turning to terror…with classical concerts! EU vote to spend €1m on events sparks ridicule from Eurosceptics,” by John Stevens, Daily Mail, September 29, 2016:
Brussels is seeking to prevent violent extremism by putting on classical music concerts for young people.
MEPs have voted to spend one million euros (£860,000) on the ‘promotion of EU values through music’ despite calls to cut spending.
Member states had been seeking to reduce the total budget for next year to 156.4billion euros (£135.4billion).
But the European Parliament’s budget committee has reversed all planned cuts, pencilling in an extra £4.7billion in spending.
Among the additional projects to get funding is a scheme aimed at ‘preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism through music’.
The proposal says: ‘At a time when the EU is facing many challenges, this pilot project aims to bring together young talented musicians from all 28 EU member states to bring visibility to Europe’s core values and assets, building bridges among people through classical music.
‘The pilot project will aim to reach out to the younger generation in Europe, especially those most at risk of radicalisation by bringing together through concerts and mentoring schemes young classical musicians and young people of diverse backgrounds.’
Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall last night said: ‘These people obviously live in cloud cuckoo land. The Islamist hotbed of Molenbeek is just down the road from the parliament – why don’t they take their workshops there and see what difference it makes?
‘We need proper solutions so let’s get tough on the real causes of radicalisation. This patronising nonsense from the EU will only make things worse.’…