David Cameron's Britain
In February, British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech about "multiculturalism", warning that it has fostered extremist ideology and directly contributed to domestic Islamic terrorism.
He said immigrants to Britain should be expected to learn to speak English, and that Muslims should adapt to the ways of their adopted culture.
He said: "For too long we've caved in to more extreme elements by hiding under the cloak of cultural sensitivity. For too long we've given in to the loudest voices from each community, without listening to what the majority want. And for too long, we've come to ignore differences – even if they fly in the face of human rights, notions of equality and child protection – with a hapless shrug of the shoulders, saying, 'It's their culture isn't it? Let them do what they want.'"
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).