Голландия после ван Гога

Убийство кинорежиссера Тео ван Гога и последовавшие за ним поджоги мечетей, церквей и исламских школ вызвали больше самокритического анализа среди голландцев за прошедшие недели, чем за последние двадцать лет. Старые Нидерланды, по-видимому, безвозвратно ушли в прошлое.

Целью сегодня должно быть объединение голландского народа. Это потребует больших усилий со стороны, как иммигрантов, так и коренных голландцев. До тех пор пока умеренные сохраняют спокойствие, из ужасных событий минувших недель могут появиться на свет новые Нидерланды.

О разных группах иммигрантов в Нидерландах часто говорят, что им не хватает способности "морально очиститься" путем честной самооценки и самокритики. Многие признают это и хотят измениться. Уклончивый мультикультурализм долгое время позволял скрывать от общественности консерватизм голландских марокканцев или голландских турков. Самокритический анализ среди иммигрантов тесно связан с чувством принадлежности и приверженности определенным взглядам, что фактически сводится к ощущению себя частью общества и чувству ответственности за город, район и улицу, на которой живешь.

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