Van Gogh Murder Fallout

In the wake of the murder of Theo Van Gogh, Holland’s tradition of burying its head in the sand with respect to immigration issues appears to be changing. In the Sunday Observer, Jason Burke reports on some of the reactions, which sound rather classical–requests for tougher immigration laws, oversight on mosques, etc. but no word on desegragation, education, and so on. Still, whichever direction Holland’s immigration and identity issues are resolved, other countries are watching:

The implications of the murder go beyond the Netherlands. The Home Office and senior British race relations specialists are watching developments there closely. Scores of MPs and officials have visited the country in recent months to view what has happened to ‘the Dutch model’.

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