2005 - Volume 8 Number 6
Some commentators have suggested that “terrorism” is a problem arising out of the policy of “multiculturalism.” Yet the evidence suggests exactly the opposite. Criminal acts of terrorism occur when people become ostracized and oppressed and have no access to legitimate avenues of expressing their views. Policies of multiculturalism on the other hand enable people of many different cultures to live together based on ideas of shared respect and the right we all have to our heritage. A multicultural society which allows the peaceful expression of a diversity of opinions is the best antidote to extremism and terrorism.