Writing from Europe on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, While Europe Slept author Bruce Bawer avers:
The European elite's charge that the U.S. is the world's #1 menace has been obscene and self-destructive—as has that same elite's tireless whitewashing of the real menace. On 9/11, I would never have imagined that five years later, a man who refuses to condemn the stoning of female adulterers would be respected as the leading voice of "moderate" European Islam; that European governments would still be funding within their borders mosques and Muslim schools that teach contempt for democracy, Jews, gays, and sexual equality; that Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen would argue for accepting the oppression of Muslim women in the West; and that Britain would still be sheltering radical clerics, Queen Elizabeth knighting the likes of Iqbal Sacranie (who calls homosexuality "unacceptable"), and London mayor Ken Livingstone praising as "progressive" the above-mentioned al-Qaradawi (who has defended suicide bombers and the execution of gays).
Whole thing here.
Bawer wrote about the suppression of speech in contemporary Europe for Reason here.