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  • mcincrisis 13:49 on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Basta burkini 

    australian-burkiniThe burkini, already causing scandal in France this week, also made headlines in Italy where, according to Il Manifesto, a burkini-clad bather was forced to leave a swimming pool in Verona due to the complaints of mothers that she was scaring their children. When questioned about the matter, Silva Polo, responsible for the municipal pools in Verona, claimed that the woman was infringing no rule by wearing her burkini. She expressed regret that the woman had never returned to the pool where she has every right to swim. Moreover, the case occurred several months ago but has only now reached the press. This demonstrates precisely how the panics about ‘multiculturalism gone wild’ circulates with situations that occur in one country very quickly being made reality in another.

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  • mcincrisis 10:02 on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Geert Wilders, ,   

    More comment on Tariq Ramadan and the Ro… 

    More comment on Tariq Ramadan and the Rotterdam Municipality
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/aug/19/tariq-ramadan-rotterdam-erasmus
    But is t only that the Dutch are scared of Geert Wilders’s extremism? Dutch Islamophobia and the severe roll-back of multiculturalism predate the ascent of Wilders.

     
  • mcincrisis 09:15 on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tariq Ramadan fired from his posts as pr… 

    Tariq Ramadan fired from his posts as professor and “integration adviser” by Erasmus University and the City of Rotterdam for appearing on Iranian Press TV. Surely the fact that he was willing to serve as an ‘integration advisor’ reveals his moderate status?!
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/08/200981994431308433.html

     
  • mcincrisis 09:35 on August 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: demography, ,   

    Alex Massie: “Oh No, the Muslims are Co… 

    Alex Massie: “Oh No, the Muslims are Coming!” puts paid to myths of an Islamic takeover of Europe http://www.spectator.co.uk/alexmassie/5268851/oh-no-the-muslims-are-coming.thtml

     
  • mcincrisis 18:33 on August 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Eurabia, , Pankaj Mishra   

    An excellent analysis of the inherent Is… 

    An excellent analysis of the inherent Islamophobia of ‘Eurabia’-phobes such as Christopher Caldwell by Pankaj Mishra: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/aug/15/eurabia-islamophobia-europe-colonised-muslims

     
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