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The Holocaust as a yardstick
Amikam Nachmani

have to realise, that the society that even your deepest feelings can be toddled upon, is the only society worth living in. And the sooner we can learn that, the sooner that Islam can learn that within Europe, the better.12 Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron practically emphasised the same in his important statement in Munich, February 2011, that British multiculturalism has failed because Britain has turned into a community of communities with very little shared between them. Multiculturalism – in practice toleration, even encouragement of the existence of

in Haunted presents
Do counter-extremism strategies produce peace?
Kieran Ford

attack their own country, and the attackers’ faith and ethnicity were scrutinised. A lack of shared values and the failure of multiculturalism shouldered the blame. Meer and Modood note this trend, arguing it is the ‘coupling of diversity and anti-terrorism agendas that has implicated contemporary British multiculturalism as the culprit of Britain’s security woes’ ( 2009 , p. 481). Multiculturalism had failed, and a new approach to security and diversity was needed – and shared values fitted the bill. The challenge, however, with seeing shared values as a solution to

in Encountering extremism
Thomas Martin

populations and second- and third-generation Muslim communities, the disturbances led to a critique of the current state of British multiculturalism. It was argued, most notably in a Home Office report led by Professor Ted Cantle, that different ethnic communities had become ‘segregated’, lacking any common identity, with the authors ‘particularly struck by the depth of polarisation of our towns and cities’ (Home Office, 2001a : 9). Different communities living in the same city were, it was claimed, living ‘parallel lives

in Counter-radicalisation policy and the securing of British identity