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Muslims in Europe, Part Four

In the fourth part of a series on Muslims in Europe, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli looks at the Netherlands. Over the last year, the Dutch have realized there is little communication and mutual understanding with their Muslim communities. The country, long a beacon of tolerance, has taken the European lead in a painful debate about integration.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.