The UK is not the only country to be wrestling with this issue. In fact, several other European countries (as well as Brazil and the United States) are engaged in similar debates. Numerous related issues have also come to the fore, including multiculturalism, the increasing threat of terrorism, and the rise of nationalism. Many have warned of the possible erosion of democratic values if these issues are not peacefully and rationally resolved.
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