Saturday, February 5, 2011

Multiculturalism has failed in Britain, PM Cameron says

Will Canada's officialdom wake up to the failure of multiculturalism before it turns into a mirror of the European catastrophe?

From the Globe and Mail:
State multiculturalism has failed and left young Muslims vulnerable to radicalization, British Prime Minister David Cameron will say on Saturday, arguing for a more active policy to heal divisions and promote Western values. 
Mr. Cameron, in a speech to a security conference in Munich, will argue that Britain and other European nations need to “wake up to what is happening in our countries” as well as tackling terrorism through military operations overseas.
“It is time to turn the page on the failed policies of the past,” he will say, according to extracts from his speech released by his office.  
“So first, instead of ignoring this extremist ideology, we – as governments and societies – have got to confront it, in all its forms.”   
His comments echo those made by German leader Angela Merkel last year and reflect a push by European governments to better integrate immigrants, given persistent domestic tensions between different cultures.

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