Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities: Obama

Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not "simply respond with a hammer," US President Barack Obama said Friday in the wake of last week`s terror attacks in France.

AFP| Updated: Jan 17, 2015, 05:34 AM IST

Washington: Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not "simply respond with a hammer," US President Barack Obama said Friday in the wake of last week`s terror attacks in France.

"Our biggest advantage, major, is that our Muslim populations -- they feel themselves to be Americans," Obama told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. 

"There are parts of Europe in which that`s not the case. And that`s probably the greatest danger that Europe faces... it`s important for Europe not to simply respond with a hammer and law enforcement and military approaches to these problems."