France must abandon pell-mell accommodation of Islamism

“…The European policy response to the Islamic diaspora has been “multiculturalism.” Specifically, the notion that Muslims—and other third world immigrants—not need fully assimilate and become culturally French, German or British to live harmoniously with native Europeans.

France’s extreme adaptation, “secularism,” is to ignore religion and race altogether and statutorily relegate those to the personal sphere. For example, Muslim women are prohibited from wearing veils in public.

Doing so, the French government tacitly embraces the myth that Muslims can peaceably be part of France without assimilating the values of the Enlightenment that define the French character and culture.”