I think some of us should print some pamphlets advising newcomers how to behave in Western secular (post Christian if preferred) democracies. Of course you would end up on hate-crimes charges in a heartbeat if you did it. But it should still be done. Just well worded and kind sheets of paper advising people that they must be tolerant of public affection, the authority of non-Muslims and women-non-Muslims must be respected, that public affection is permitted to a degree as is homosexuality etc.
I know that Holland actually shows newcomers a video about this stuff. I don’t think anything like it exists in Canada. But anyway, here is the UAE version of this program.
Translation by Hermes:
Just before Ramadan, tourists arriving to the UAE are being given recommendations on how to behave properly in the islamic country.
The 12-language pamphlets, among them also german, are being distributed in the airport and in hotels, according to a report from the newspaper “The National”. The goal is to give a sense of security to the visitors and spare them unnecessary punishments, a leading official explained to the newspaper.
Among others, the recommendations warn against the consumption of alcohol in places other that those authorized (for this), drug possession, driving under the influence of alcohol, prostitution, begging, vagrancy and other offenses against “local values and traditions”. During ramadan, visitors are requested to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places. They are further requested to abstain from displaying signs of affection and to dress in an ethical way.