Monday’s Boston Globe gives page-1 space to a story about “honor killings” by Muslims extremists in Europe, and specifically to one such killing of a young Turkish woman in
“It's been taboo to discuss integration. It offends those who say every expression of cultural difference is somehow wonderful” said Heinz Buschkowsky, mayor of the
Questions about the role of religion and culture and their relationship to law are difficult, and are not advanced by our smiley-faced brand of multiculturalism. My own German friends agree that such candid discussion is a taboo in their country. Their mainstream media simply will not delve into the topic.
I believe this is a result of their concept of membership in the nation being more a function of ancestry than is ours. Can people who live in
Kudos to the Globe for again mentioning the unmentionable. There is a vast amount of undiscussed but newsworthy material in this area. It is ripe for honest and thoughtful journalism.