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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 12, 2011 at 07:43

I am less optimistic. There is no leadership here. What sounds like strong statements conceals the fact that public opinion and life experience of the traditional native european population is far ahead of the political class in terms of naming the problem and an understanding of the severity. Angela Merkel should have said for example that the german people has been knowing for a long time that multiculturalism is a failure. As for actions I would expect that legislation needs to be implemented that explicitly adresses islamist related practices such as forced marriage. The overall silent consent that the legal systems in the western world are capable of dealing with islamism is I believe a misperception of larger magnitude.

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