The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism. With Germany, England, France , Denmark and now Italy all publicly admitting that their multicultural policies are not working, but Holland is doing something about it.
This move was the culmination of the efforts of Geert Wilders (photo) and his Party for Freedom over many years. Since 2004 Wilders has campaigned to stop what he and many dutch people view as the "Islamisation of the Netherlands". He says, "Multiculturalism has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands". He compares the Quran with Mein Kampf and has campaigned to have the book banned in his country. He advocates Europe should end immigration from Muslim countries to stop it becoming Eurarabia in the next 30 years. With the continued low birthrates of the Europeans, especially Germany, this is a distinct possibility.
A new integreation bill, which Dutch Interior Minister, Piet Hein Donner, presented to the parliament reads: The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and will shift priority back to the values of the Dutch people as its central role. It continues to state that "a more obligatory integration is justified because the government sees that as a means of survival of the Dutch culture. He stressed, "the bill is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands."
This new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants, for example, like being required to learn the Dutch language, learn Dutch history and values and obey Dutch laws. The government will stop offering subsidies for Muslims to integrate...that's their own job. The government will introduce new legislation soon that will ban the construction of new mosques, outlawing forced marriages and will impose tougher measures against Muslims who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. More specifically, there will be a ban on the idiotic face-covering burqas as of January 1, 2013. Other European countries are taking note.
The Way I See It....Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil, tribal and/or political unrest created by the very nature of their medieval culture. Countries like Holland and my Australia have an established Judeo-Christian modern way of life that works, so why embrace a culture that should be on the dung-heap of history? If Muslims do not wish to accept and mix with an Infidel culture and remain apart....simply stay where you are.
Unfortunately the cult of multiculturalism is still alive in Australia. When you have the Minister for Immigration, Chris Bowen, ignoring Europe's leaders concerns and observations and smugly saying, "multiculturalism is thriving in Australia" you want to bitch-slap him! Then you have a the Melbourne AGE Newspaper (part of the lame-stream media), print in a nasty editorial attack of political correctness on Mr Wilder's visit to Australia, "It's bad enough the virulently anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders plans a visit to Australia to spread his hatred, but it's "shameful"that a Liberal MP is eager to help him do so. This for a man who calls the Prophet Mohammad a "paedophile" (Editor: any man who marries a 9 year old is suspect) and describes the Quran as a blueprint for "intolerance, murder and terror" (Editor: all true: they obviously didn't read the damn book). We say Wilders should be barred from Australia because of his "repugnant" ideas". (Editor: So much for freedom of speech in a "Free" country)