Apparently the UK PM, David Cameron, thinks multiculturalism has failed…but not for some of the reasons you might think. According to the BBC, “he suggested there would be greater scrutiny of some Muslim groups which get public money but do little to tackle extremism…”
Governments have only implemented such policies in order to ensure immigrant groups stick to the parts of their culture that dominant society can “tolerate”: samosas, saris and steel bands. Extreme elements of Islam within the UK have provided the PM with an excuse to reinforce the supposed need for cultural groups to adhere to hegemonic views of a “liberal” society.
I wonder what Stephen Harper thinks of all this….?