This weekend, we brought you news that British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the failure of "multiculturalism." Now it seems he has company.
On Sunday, Cameron stated:
“We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values. So when a white person holds objectionable views — racism, for example — we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly even fearful, to stand up to them.”
Cameron also added:
“Europe needs to wake up to what is happening in our own countries, we have to get to the root of the problem.”
Of course this kind of talk met with push back and condemnation from Muslim groups in England.
And then... French President Nicholas Sarcozy joined the parade of sanity when he made the following proclamation Thursday:
"Of course we must all respect differences, but we do not want... a society where communities coexist side by side. If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France. The French national community cannot accept a change in its lifestyle, equality between men and women... freedom for little girls to go to school."
Bien dit, M. Sarkozy