Saturday, September 02, 2006

Assimilation: The Right Attitude

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has refused to apologize to Aussie muslims for saying they have to integrate into Australian Society.

Good on ya, Mate!

Speaking on a talk radio show yesterday, Howard told his audience that there's a small group of Muslim migrants who refuse to integrate, learn english, or adopt his country's values.

The usual suspects were outraged.

Today he told the media, "I don't apologize... And I have said, generally, all migrants ... they have to integrate, and that means speaking English as quickly as possible, it means embracing Australian values and it also means making sure that no matter what the culture of the country from which they come might have been, Australia requires women to be treated fairly and equally and in the same fashion as men.

"And if any migrants that come into this country have a different view, they better get rid of that view very quickly.

"I don't retreat in any way from that. It doesn't involve singling out a group."

Thank God at least some of the world's western leaders are willing to learn from France's mistakes.

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