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December 18, 2003

The French Way

LA TIMES article about the head-scarf row over in the Gallic country. Many Brits & Americans have been contemptuous of French attempts to squelch Islamist identification amongst their Muslim minority. Yeah, as a classical liberal, laissez faire, but I live in a country where Muslims are closer to 1% than 10% of the population. The UK is at 2%. Easy for us to point fingers, but what would we do in the same situation??? Seriously. Read this article from The American Prospect and ask yourself if the Left is offering any credible alternative to the nationalist Right. 'tis far easier to scold xenophobes than outline a plan of action to turn Muslim peasants into European social democrats.

Posted by razib at 03:11 AM