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#Inclusive: As multiculturalism is attacked across Europe, one Portuguese city offers a ray of hope

 

Across Europe, immigration and multiculturalism is under attack.

From Hungary’s “politically incorrect” Prime Minister Viktor Orban through the Pegida movement in Germany to the rise of France’s National Front and the UK Independence Party, migrants and liberal attitudes are under attack.

Whilst the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the radicalization of Londoner Mohammed Emwazi have fed the often xenophobic vitriol, they have also focussed attention on the role of ‘indigenous’ communities in the integration – or lack of it – of migrants.

A small enclave in the Portuguese city of Lisbon however, offers a ray of hope for the rest of Europe. 

Isira Makuloluwe, a TV producer and Londoner of Sri Lankan origin, investigates.

 

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