When it comes to ISIL, Europe is repeating the sins of its fathers
While candidate Trump spouts anti-Muslim rants, elected officials on both sides of the Atlantic are pressing ahead with plans for military action that will shed real blood. The British Parliament just voted to join French airstrikes in Syria. US lawmakers, prominent democratic senators included, are pressing for a formal declaration of war against ISIL.
European powers have learned the virtues of peace at home. But, as the UK vote shows, the curse of waging war in faraway lands continues.