Comments on: Berlin issues guidelines on integrating Muslim pupils in schools http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/17/berlin-issues-guidelines-on-integrating-muslim-pupils-in-schools/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tchb http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/17/berlin-issues-guidelines-on-integrating-muslim-pupils-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-25820 Sun, 19 Sep 2010 14:53:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=15817#comment-25820 I disagree. Most Americans have no issue with a muslim community center (not a mosque) renovating an empty building several blocks away from “ground zero”. The problem comes from the conservative side and the lesser educated right wing. If anything, at least liberals understand what America’s pledge of religious freedom means–even atheists like me.

The USA/Canada are melting pot societies. Europe, though more liberal, is a collection of states each with a specific culture (or two). Both sides of the Atlantic need to learn how to coexist without loosing what makes Western societies so vibrant and inclusive.

Maybe when people move from one nation to another they need to better understand what the cultural changes to their lives that will have. Perhaps staying within a muslim culture would be better for people with strong islamic convictions of religion that pits them against the existing culture of the nation they move to.

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