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Pages 4-7 are about integration, and make much more sense after a bad start. Bolkestein starts out treating Muslim immigrants as a block, without differentiation, in effect under collective suspicion of importing the 600 year backwardness of Muslim Civilisation. But at least the statistic he quotes (20% of Muslim girls not part of education; pre-online reference I can't check) shows a problem with a minority, and then he goes on to compare the French and Dutch philosophy: the French state hostility to communitarianism and the Dutch tradition of pillarisation that leads to the positive view of compartmentalising even education among communities. He then asks, which is the better policy, and doesn't the Dutch policy reinforce segregation of Muslim immigrants.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 04:21:40 PM EST
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