Friday, February 11, 2011

French President: Multiculturalism Has Failed; Says Various Groups in France "Melt" in Society

The Yahoo News website reports today (February 11, 2011) that French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared yesterday in a television interview that multiculturalism has failed.

"My answer is yes, it is a failure," he said when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.

"If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France," the right-wing president said.

Last year -- backed by the strong support of President Sarkozy -- France became the first country in all of Europe to prohibit Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public.

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