British Prime Minister David Cameron attacked multiculturalism, and declared adherence to “British values” a “duty” in his statement on the threat of ISIS on Friday.
Cameron did say that “Britain is an open, tolerant, and free nation. We are a country that backs people in every community, who want to work hard, make a contribution, and build a life for themselves and their families.”
While he emphasized Britain’s openness and tolerance, he added, “We cannot stand by and allow our openness to be confused with a tolerance of extremism, or one that encourages different cultures to live separate lives and allows people to behave in ways that run completely counter to our values. Adhering to British values is not an option or a choice, it is a duty for those who live in these islands, and in the end, it is only by standing up for these values that we will defeat this extremism, protect our way of life, and keep all our people safe.”
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