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Civilization in action? The Camden affair in OZ

 

Kate McCulloch was among hundreds of Camden residents opposed to the Muslim school

Kate McCulloch was among hundreds of Camden residents opposed to the Muslim school

Opening prayer rooms, mosques, Muslim schools, or even kebab shops is becoming an issue of ‘values’, and I am not referring here to economic ones. The values are often referred to as  ‘western values’ and they appear to come in various shapes and colors (Italian, Australian, American, British and so on).  Yet all have at least one similarity – feeling threatened by so-called ‘Islamic values’. In other words, much of the current debate on ‘values’ in western countries  is today shaped by the rediscovered presence  and practices (they have been in the West for centuries) of Muslims living in what an  increasing number of people perceive as a sort of secular Christendom. Each day we can discover one place or another claiming to be the last bastion against the ‘Islamization of the West’. Continue reading

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