Czech president Milos Zeman, known for his fiery anti-migrant rhetoric, claimed on Sunday it was “practically impossible” to integrate the Muslim community into European society.
“The experience of western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,” Zeman said in a televised interview.
“Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne,” he added, referring to the mass New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Germany and elsewhere.
It is, of course, entirely possible to integrate Muslims into western European countries and cultures.
The important bit being to attempt to integrate, not to attempt to have a multicultural series of ghettoes.
That is, our gaff, our rules, and sure, you can believe in any flavour of the sky fairy you like. But it really is our gaff and our rules.