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Shocking but not surprising

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Submitted by Stephen (South Africa), Jul 27, 2011 at 08:00

Being in accord with most of your thinking I do not find it surprising that the backlash to European government policies on immigration and multiculturelism will be a future source of civil unrest in Europe, and possibly the U.K. The shockingly violent terror in Norway by a seeming lone wolf is indicative of a deeper malaise. It is the effect from a causal demonizing by the prevailing Western climate of political correctness to expression of concern from ethnic citizenry who do not welcome being beset by imported multiculturelism. These are labelled Far Right and Islamophobic even when expressed in political and not violent action. And so a pressure-cooker environment of resentment grows, which is further inflamed by the manifest lack of multiculturilism in most of the Arab and Muslim world. The argument about living in a global village does not apply from the areas from which most immigrants arrive. Unless the "Arab Spring", which is still more like a "Hot Summer" , takes hold, the resentments will continue.

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