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Europe: Whole and Free?

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Assimilation or digestion?

Reader comment on: Europe's Burqa Battle

Submitted by David (United States), Jul 14, 2010 13:39

If France decides to mandate clothing for Muslim women, what's next? Style guidelines for middle-aged men?

When France says it wants to "assimilate" people it really means "digest." We in the USA harbor the same basic attitude -- that all immigrants should be melted down into American ingots, as opposed to simply being left to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

In whatever clothes they like.


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Jul 18, 2010 16:54

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Jul 15, 2010 19:12

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Jul 15, 2010 13:13

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Jul 15, 2010 11:55

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