Andrew Sullivan links an essay on raise of Islamic Fascism in Europe with a focus on Holland and Amsterdam. Pillorization is failing. We in the US build a kind of consensus while respecting differences. Europe tried to get away with a kind of toleration best expressed by the Dutch as "Pillorization". It's not working.
People who accuse Bush of being the leading edge of a theocracy ought to take note of what happens in countries were everythings declared relative but no one really believes it. Buck hits this theme today too.