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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: GOOD EXCUSE

Submitted by Gabriel Grosso (Italy), Feb 17, 2006 at 18:49

It is very easy to enrage commenter Amir: all you have to do is tell the truth.

Amir, read what an American, called Sidda, has got to say about terrorism: "Gabriel, you are very right in your statement that we in America are very concerned about the link between illegal immigration and terrorism. There is concern that terrorists could come from the Canadian or Mexican border, but especially from Mexico, because that border is so out of control".

Now, go back to Amir's post: "What does illegal immigration has got to do with the topic?" Ask your fellow American, Sidda. He seems to have a grasp of the European situation as well. Assimilation or multiculturalism? I don't know the answer to that. But it will be easier for people to be assimilated or integrated if their communities are relatively small.

It does not matter if you are pro-multiculturalism or pro-assimilation. Controlling illegal immigration will give 'older' immigrants better chances to be assimilated into society. Older immigrants will benefit from border-control and have more time to be integrated. At the moment, when a group is about to be integrated and to become successful, a new influx of illegal immigrants come in.

Sidda, stopping illegal immigration will help those who come in legally and those who have already lived in Europe for decades. We probably need to take a pause and to allow older immigrants to become more integrated into European society.

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