From the Left, a Call to End the Current Dutch Notion of Tolerance

John Vinocur, International Herald Tribune, December 29, 2008

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Two weeks ago, the country’s biggest left-wing political grouping, the Labor Party, which has responsibility for integration as a member of the coalition government led by the Christian Democrats, issued a position paper calling for the end of the failed model of Dutch “tolerance.”

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Not clear enough? Ploumen [Lilianne Ploumen, Labor’s chairwoman,] insists, “The success of the integration process is hindered by the disproportionate number of non-natives involved in criminality and trouble-making, by men who refuse to shake hands with women, by burqas and separate courses for women on citizenship.

“We have to stop the existence of parallel societies within our society.”

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