Is there a lesson for American Muslims in this policy change in the Netherlands?
-6/27/11 The European Union Times: The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people
-6/20/11 Islam in Europe: A new poll shows that 74% of the Dutch support the new government policy which says immigrants should conform to Dutch values, according to a Maurice de Hond poll; only 18% support a policy which says everybody should keep their own culture; 83%, and a majority of voters across the political spectrum, support a burka ban in public spaces.
Probably not. Just more racism against Muslims, right?
- kril_420Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
No. (PS: This is the first time I've ever heard a right winger suggest that we could possibly learn something from another country.)
- Anonymous9 years ago
I disagree with the burka ban. People should be able to dress how they want to dress. European governments need to focus on fundamentals like welfare and immigration policy if they want to stop the muslims from flooding into their countries. The burka ban just gives an illusion of reform like in France. 1 out of every 10 people now in Paris is a muslim. They banned the burka so people think the government is doing something about the probelm, but they still have ***-lifters praying in their streets 5x a day...muslims still account for the majority of crime...muslims still are receiving welfare at taxpaying citizens' expense...etc...
- ?Lv 79 years ago
Expect the Arab League nations to be screaming over this one. The Neatherlands could ask their Islamic population why they demand changes so that Muslims can live under a system which approximates their home nations, but for Allah's sake don't send me back to that 3rd world hell hole.
- AvengerLv 69 years ago
Sounds like the right wing xenophobes have won control. .
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- ellisdeeLv 79 years ago