Why should American Muslims have to assimilate?
“Some cultures in the US have been allowed to remain distinct, so why the double standard?”
This is an article the Washington Post ran last Saturday that I am just getting around to mentioning. I didn’t even read it for a couple of days figuring it would be the usual mainstream media slam of “rightwingers” and “Islamophobes,” but check this out. Right in the middle of the article is a section (below) which asks how can this be that second and third generation Muslim immigrants aren’t “assimilating?”
Could it possibly be that the Muslim immigrants, having reached critical mass, are more interested in advancing Islam than they are in acquiring the trappings of the ‘good (material) life?’
PEGIDA on the march in Germany. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/11340963/In-pictures-PEGIDA-ralles-in-Germany.html
From the Washington Poston PEGIDA (emphasis is mine):
As the movement has grown, tens of thousands of Germans also have risen up to condemn Pegida, taking to the streets in counter-demonstrations that have often been far larger…
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