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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:49 PM
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7. You are rude. Diclotican has been on DU for many years & his insights are invaluable.
One of the reasons that Norway has such a large immigrant population is because Norway has always been generous in extending asylum to people who are fleeing oppression and wars in their home countries. It is not unreasonable to hope that in return, those who have found sanctuary there would make some attempt to integrate into Norwegian society.

When foreign people come into a country not their own and refuse to accomodate in any way to the host country's culture (such as not learning to speak the language), they are colonizing the host country, not becoming part of it.

My own Norwegian immigrant ancestors came to the U.S. and set out to fit themselves into the social fabric of this country and learn English, while at the same time preserving their unique cultural values and traditions.

To partake of the benefits afforded to you by your new home without making any reciprocal moves to fit into the larger society is not a recipe for successful immigration.
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