There may be a consequence to a couple of important events. 1. The large scale refusal of Muslim immigrants to integrate into western traditions and values, and perhaps a lack of volume on the part of those who have, and the Swiss referendum of late, which ban the building of new minarets.
Itself a sort of goofy law as constitutional amendments go, but one which certainly showed the rest of Europe that some sort of fight against Islamic cultural imperialism is possible.
While the law against the minaret is clearly a totem, (pun fully intended) the sentiment is real. I could not help but notice that in all the straw polls done around Europe immediately after the Swiss Referendum, all the nations polled came out much more strongly than Switzerland in favor of a similar ban. This makes me wonder if the Swiss vote had not been tampered with in some way to give a result more likely to allow the minarets.
After all, it was 57% against in Switzerland, a country famous for its tolerance and all the straw polls showed something more like 80% and more in favour of a similar ban in Germany, France, Spain and so on.
Here is a short interview with a man who is a mayor of a small town in Northern France.