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Carmel
Vassallo

Prof. Carmel Vassallo is Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Malta
When push comes to shove
Blogs 20-09

Has a big divide opened up between the traditional grassroots electorates of left movements and a liberal left?

The limits to integration
Blogs 14-12

For better or for worse, we live in a system of nation states and one of the primary duties of national leaders in such a system is to protect national borders, a duty that has been increasingly undermined

Will our children reap a whirlwind?
Blogs 29-07

We should look towards societies with populations whose cultural and other characteristics are more akin to ours to make up for our demographic deficit

Fiddling while Rome burns
Blogs 13-04

It is incumbent on the ‘silent majority’ of peace-loving Muslims to demonstrate to the societies which have welcomed them in their midst that they will not allow a vociferous and violent few to speak and act on their behalf

No smoke without fire
Blogs 16-03

200 men of one, minority, religion ‘praying’ in front of the place of worship of the majority religion in a country does not augur well for good community relations, however legal their action may be

Why foreign criminals must be deported
Blogs 22-02

In the first decade of the 21st Century, prisoners from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco, in order of importance, made up 44% of the foreign inmate population, which by 2015 had climbed to over 40% of the total. 

Storm in a teacup
Blogs 03-02

Our political and religious gatekeepers need to wake up and smell the coffee. It is not Muslims in Europe who need more tolerance

An intifada in Europe
Blogs 09-12

It is clear that many, perhaps the majority, of first and second generation Islamic cultural background ‘settlers’ have values at variance with prevailing ‘European’ values and codes of conduct

The final curtain
Blogs 25-08

Given that a recent study on Maltese self-identity  concluded that native Maltese tend to favour ‘…full assimilation with the European mainstream…’, it might be of some interest to readers to know what is happening in Europe and elsewhere as regards EoL issues.

The changing map of world religions
Blogs 15-04

The proportion of Muslims in the world’s population will increase from around one in four at present to nearly one in three in 2050, very near to the proportion of Christians worldwide. 

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