Comments on: The slow death of multiculturalism in Europe http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/01/guestview-the-slow-death-of-multiculturalism-in-europe/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jammer1 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/01/guestview-the-slow-death-of-multiculturalism-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-78171 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:49:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=17351#comment-78171 Ibrahim Kalin,

I’m sorry but your thesis is intellectually repugnant.

It’s likely either you are an immigrant to Europe – or a 1st generation European – your position is highly biased towards opening Europe to those of your ethnic background.

The ‘solutions’ you offer are not complete.

The simple answer is for European countries to respect their various component ethnic identities, to ask immigrants to largely assimilate, to reduce levels of immigration, and to accept that there will be at least some degree of multiculturalism.

Europe in the 1980’s surely had a large number of immigrants from various places in the world – some would assimilate, some would not – and we got along fine.

It’s not until the era of ‘mass immigration’ – whereupon newcomers are in such numbers that their existence seeks to re-define the nature of the local ethnic groups.

Your faux moralizing is repugnant: take yourself and your family to wherever it is that you came from and let Europeans be European.

Otherwise, accept that you live in European culture and they have no perogative to change for you or for anyone else,

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