Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the author learn is happening to certain writers in the Netherlands? Why is this happening?
Bawer learns from a friend in the Netherlands that Muslim radicals are terrorizing and murdering any writer who writes negative information about the Muslim culture/religion.
2. Why are Europeans wrong in assuming that any immigrants would eventually "melt" into the general culture of the country in which they settle?
Fundamental Muslims retain their restrictive ways of living. Religious leaders are vigilant to keep new Muslim immigrants on the Islam "straight and narrow." These leaders cultivate a us versus them belief, ensuring that all are closely watched to ensure conformity. Those Muslims who live in Europe are constantly augmented by new immigrants from Arab countries, who re-infuse enthusiasm for strict Islamic beliefs.
3. Of what have immigrant Muslims taken advantage?
Immigrant Muslims take advantage of the liberal social spending of the European community. Some who are actually European born have moved back to their native countries but continue to receive welfare monies.
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