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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), May 21, 2005 at 09:13

I have read your answer to Mr. Auster. I must say that Mr. Auster is virtually unknown here in Europe. However, the idea of out-migration needs some thought.

Indeed, although Mr. Auster's theories are racist and Islamophobic, Western countries need to rethink their multiculturalist policies.

You, Mr. Pipes, believe in integrating Muslim immigrants into Western societies, but that is not easy. I know you are not a multiculturalist, that is not what I am getting at.

All I am saying is that immigration and multiculturalism have obviously failed. If you want an example of a multiculturalist society in North-America, then think about Canada, which want to allow Sharia Law to become effective in the country.

In Europe, there are countries like France which cannot cope with immigrants and their requests. And then, there are countries like Spain which are now considering multi-religious and multicultural education in schools.

How do we enforce out-migration? I don't know. if I knew the answer, I would be working for my government. But, I have got a few proposals, which I can illustrate in points as follows:

1) Change the laws on asylum and make it impossible for illegal immigrants to enter the country.

2) Stop giving benefits, voting rights and drivers' licences to both legal and illegal immigrants

3) Take away citizenship right to second/third generation immigrants who support Militant Islam

4) End all multiculturalist policies, from multicultural school education to multicultural schemes in the police.

5) Restrict the concept of hate-crimes to the most obvious cases of racism

6) Ask Islamic preachers to preach in English/French/Italian/German as opposed to Arabic

7) Deny VISAs to people who come from countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, because they support Militant Islam.

8) Introduce stricter checks in the airports, even if that means ethnic profiling.

9) Start arresting suspected terrorists.

10) Compel new immigrants to follow citizenship classes.

I am sure these rules will reduce the number of Islamists who live in the West.

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