11 Oct 2006

New York Times knows: Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread

"Some Dutch Muslims have expressed support for insurgents in Iraq over Dutch peacekeepers there, on the theory that their prime loyalty is to a Muslim country under invasion.

So strong is the fear that Dutch values of tolerance are under siege that the government last winter introduced a primer on those values for prospective newcomers to Dutch life: a DVD briefly showing topless women and two men kissing. The film does not explicitly mention Muslims, but its target audience is as clear as its message: embrace our culture or leave."

The whole New York Times story (may need a free log in): Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread to Center - New York Times

More about Dutch burqa ban on BBC and Washington Post.