Lots of insight here but I think “segregation” breeds jihadis. I think last count there is between 10000 (government estimate) and 250000 (some BBC program let that slip) British Muslims who are returning after their stint with the caliphate, most of them would have grown up in segregated communities. Many years ago I lived in Leicester and did deliveries around a “Muslim” area, you would knock on a door, someone would open it and there would be 3 or 4 women there who had obviously no idea how to deal with a white person peering from behind the sofa with various looks of alarm and one dominant male. I have seen with my own eyes groups of men at election time collecting postal votes on behalf of the “community” to make sure the “right” person gets voted in. It truly is amazing what you can see if you were the last white person in your street like me. There has to be some meaningful dialogue to break down such obvious walls of enmity and hatred. We must never lose sight of the fact these are human beings and many just do not realise they actually have a choice now they are living in a Western country, you show them freedom and their rights, they make a break for it.

Equally though, I agree if you have permitted an autonomous community to immigrate and establish itself into your country and are not prepared to challenge their cultural excesses, like forced marriage to overseas relatives or honour killings— again, when I was 17 and living in a hostel in Leicester, opposite us was a hostel for young Asian women (about 30 people in it) who had run away after having a “marriage” arranged — because of the fear of being “islamophobic”, we had better get ready for jihad on our streets (as we have witnessed all too well in the UK recently).

I was absolutely amazed reading about Sweden’s reintegration plan for returning ISIS fighters, some of those fighters were complaining it was a bit difficult to get jobs on their return because there are still pictures of them on the internet as fighters (holding severed heads of infidels one wonders??). Apparently your politicians are busy introducing non-discrimination measures…I am sure I must be mistaken, no government could be that stupid — that would be like loading a gun for self-defence and then handing it to your assailant to help him kill you.

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