Update on the Brit veil flap: “British watchdog warns on veil debate.”
Britons are becoming increasingly polarized along racial and religious lines, and if they don't talk respectfully about their differences, tensions could fuel unrest, Commission for Racial Equality chairman Trevor Phillips wrote in The Sunday Times newspaper.
In an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. television, he said he didn't want
He warned there could also be a repeat of the rioting in several northern English towns in 2001 caused by racial tensions between white and mainly Muslim south Asian youths.
"Only this time the conflict would be much worse," Phillips wrote in the Times.
And the Left accuses us of fear-mongering! God forbid we should offend the Muslim community by suggesting the veil is an active statement about not wanting to assimilate, coz if we do: riots. Good Grief.
Further, from The Times On-Line (UK) “Sweden's Muslim minister turns on veil”:
THE latest media darling of Scandinavian politics is not only black, beautiful and Muslim; she is also firmly against the wearing of the veil.
Nyamko Sabuni, 37, has caused a storm as
Supporters of the centre-right government that came to power last month believe that her bold rejection of cultural diversity may make her a force for change across
“I am neither,” she said in an interview. “My aim is to integrate immigrants. One is to ensure they grow up just as any other child in
According to Sabuni, many politicians have shied away from talking about the need for assimilation rather than multi-culturalism: “I am one of the few who dares to speak out. Sadly, some members of the Muslim community feel picked on.”
Muslim groups in
Good Grief, reprised. Common sense seems to be breaking out all over, with certain…uh…notable exceptions.
I’m simultaneously surfing, reading, cutting and pasting, and watching Mark Steyn on C-SPAN. Damn, but Steyn is great! The man pulls no punches and is as right (and correct) as right can be. Need proof? His weekly editorials in the Chicago Sun-Times are simply excellent. I link them often, and here’s another one:
Last Tuesday morning, in a maternity ward somewhere in the
I, on the other hand, was feeling pretty chipper about the birth of the cute l'il quality-of-life degrader. The previous day, my new book was published. You'll find it in all good bookstores -- it's propping up the slightly wonky rear left leg of the front table groaning under the weight of unsold copies of Peace Mom by Cindy Sheehan. Anyway, the book -- mine, not Cindy's -- deals in part with the geopolitical implications of demography -- i.e., birth rates. That's an easy subject to get all dry and statistical about, so I gotta hand it to my publicist: arranging for the birth of the 300 millionth American is about as good a promotional tie-in as you could get and well worth the 75 bucks he bribed the guy at the Census Bureau. But, even if you haven't got a book to plug, the arrival of Junior 300 Mil is something everyone should celebrate.
Read the whole thing!
This is good news, and it should be obvious to even the most casual observer: “Radical Islam finds US ‘sterile ground”:
"Home-grown" terror cells remain a concern of
To understand why, experts point to people like Omar Jaber, an AmeriCorps volunteer; Tarek Radwan, a human rights advocate; and Hala Kotb, a consultant on
"American society is more into the whole assimilation aspect of it," says New York-born Mr. Jaber. "In
European Muslims today live primarily in isolated, low-income enclaves where opportunities for good jobs and a good education are limited. In the
"The culture is qualitatively different [in the American Muslim community] from what we've seen from public information from
Today’s Pic: Whimsical and thoroughly delightful sculpture near the