After reading this article, I'm a bit confused and hoping that those members from the UK can chime in on this one. (Please pardon my complete ignorance of politics in the UK.) Article: BBC News - State multiculturalism has failed, says David Cameron I'll be honest, I'm not really sure what to think of this. What I get out of this is that he believes too much "live and let live" has led to extremism and the solution is to create a society where the Islamic people will want to mainstream into the culture. Personally, I find this to be a disturbing trend among politicians (see Angela Merkel) but I don't live in Europe and do not understand the cultural intricacies. IMHO, his ideas not only appear to be mutually exclusive concepts, but the fruit of misguided targeting on Mr. Cameron's part. On one hand he states that he wants to create a culturally friendly society that is attractive to Muslims, yet on the other he wants assimilation from them. Out of curiosity regarding his implied opinion about links between segregated Muslim communities in the UK and extreme Islamic terrorism I did some research to try and corroborate this. I didn't find anything. What do you think of this? Has multiculturalism failed, or is Mr. Cameron simply profiling the Muslim community for his own political agenda? Is there any merit to what Cameron and Berkel have espoused? for those interested in reading the speech in it's entirety, click here...and no, I didn't read it, it's too early in the morning for me.