Europe's Tolerant Traditions Put to Test After Paris Terror

February 19, 2015 12:38 PM

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As Rotterdam's mayor and a former government minister, Ahmed Aboutaleb is a voice of mainstream liberal Dutch values. As a Muslim immigrant from Morocco, he is also a prominent member of a community that many Europeans increasingly see as being in conflict with those values.

So when Aboutaleb spoke up after last month's Paris terror attacks — telling Muslims who can't stand humorists to "Get lost!" — it was a shout heard 'round the world.

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