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No need for 'assimilation centres', says Islamic Women's Council
by Michael Sergel
A Muslim women's organisation is rejecting the idea of New Zealand setting up "assimilation centres" for Muslim migrants.
One of the world's most prominent critics of Islam, Dutch-American activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, made the suggestion during an interview with Newstalk ZB yesterday.
"Before you get people in from Muslim countries, whether through the [refugee] resettlement process or through some other immigration process, you must have assimilation programmes in place," she said.
"If free societies don't do that, if they don't have those assimilation policies in place, then they shouldn't bring in people because they are only asking for instability."
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