The killing of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic fundamentalist seems to have shattered the belief held widely in the Netherlands in the virtues of a "multi-cultural society".
And look, who's criticizing the "multi-cultural society" in Germany...
Feminist icon Alice Schwarzer In "Welt am Sonntag" (WamS), the Sunday edition of "Die Welt":
25 years of looking the other way and false tolerance ... High time therefore to take the danger to freedom of opinion and democracy seriously. Pseudo-tolerant multi-cultural differentialism ... we can't waste anymore of our time with false "dialogues" with disguised or open fundamentalists ...
BTW: In the same edition of WamS Henryk Broder finds characteristically blunt words for the appeasement policy of the multi-cultural society:
Appeasement and again Appeasement
The open society is not threatened, it is in a state of dissolution. The date on which the unconditional surrender was announced can be exactly identified: It was the day that the fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie and the European institutions and governments did NOT react with an immediate break in ALL ties to the Mullah-Regime. Instead those multi-culturally oriented knowers came out and explained to us why Rushdie would have done better not to provoke the mullahs.
Europe - Your Last Name is Appeasement!