A recent effort in London to evict a mosque from an abandoned part of the city has sparked discussion on the future of multiculturalism in Europe. Multiculturalism is the idea that the cultural differences of ethnic and religious groups should be respected and that ethnic and religious groups should not be forced to assimilate. Critics of multiculturalism claim the failure to require assimilation has led to a society of people who don’t speak the local language, lack basic skills, and has led to increasing jobless rates. Some European countries have already attempted to force assimilation. France, for example, now prohibits Muslim women from wearing burqas, and has mandatory courses on “French values” that all immigrants must take. What do you think? Does a country have a right to force its citizens to assimilate or does this violate an ethnic or religious group’s right to self-determination?