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Old 16.12.2014, 13:27
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Re: Pegida marches against Islamisation of Europe

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How well have you managed to assimilate and learn the language of your host nation? Not very well I would imagine, like most of us in the Swiss expat bubble
comparing an expat to someone who is fleeing their homeland to seek safety and refuge for their family is a little disingenuous, isn't it? I mean, shouldn't there be different standards with respect to the obligation to integrate?



certainly there is an ugly side to any discussion about the differences amongst peoples and cultures, and much of that ugliness stems from ignorance and just plain fear. but there are also very legitimate questions to be asked about the likelihood of successfully integrating relatively large numbers of peoples coming from cultures that are in many ways inapposite to the cultures into which they are expected to integrate. and, more and more, those questions are being asked not by "right wing radicals" or "facists" but rather by reasonably intelligent and open-minded individuals having a genuine interest in preserving what they consider to be their own culture.
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