How can anyone expect not only the preservation and emphasis of distinctions between cultures but the degradation and denigration of our own (multiculturalism) to result in the assimilation and integration of non-Western cultures? Worse yet, what if one of those alien systems to which some are so eager to prove their tolerance actively seeks the destruction of the West?
The principle that all people deserve respect because they are created in the image of God is completely consonant with the American creed as both are founded on the Word of Christ. On the other hand, the idea that all ideologies deserve respect or possess a moral value equal to our own is discredited every day around the world by Islam. As Ibn Warraq observed:
Cameron, Merkel, Howard, Aznar, and now Sarkozy --but not Obama! Why? -- Europe awakes to the challenge its forebears faced: The existential threat posed to it by Islam. Only this time, the barbarians are not at the gates; instead, they've been invited in (mass immigration), are living at taxpayers' expense (Socialism serving shari'a), and enjoy special rights under the law (hate speech laws punishing factual statements about Islam).
Note that below, "multiculturalism" now means Islam.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it.But aren't all societies created equal? What sort of culture would endorse gender discrimination?
"My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure," he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.
"Of course we must all respect differences, but we do not want... a society where communities coexist side by side.
"If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France," the right-wing president said.
"The French national community cannot accept a change in its lifestyle, equality between men and women... freedom for little girls to go to school," he said.
"We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him," Sarkozy said in the TFI channel show.That's because the West despises itself.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia's ex-prime minister John Howard and Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar have also recently said multicultural policies have not successfully integrated immigrants.Who is more "stupid," the "stupid," or those who invite in the "stupid," subsidize their depravity, and excuse their barbarous anti-Semitism and predatory attitudes toward non-Muslim women?
Merkel in October said efforts towards multiculturalism in Germany had "failed, totally."
The comment followed weeks of anguished debate sparked by the huge popularity of a book by a central banker saying that immigrants, in particular Muslims, were making Germany "more stupid."
Britain's Cameron last week pronounced his country's long-standing policy of multiculturalism a failure, calling for better integration of young Muslims to combat home-grown extremism.I can save the U.K. several billions of pounds and thousands of innocent lives: It's not the lack of integration that causes jihad, it's jihad that causes the lack of integration.
He urged a "more active, muscular liberalism" where equal rights, the rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy are actively promoted to create a stronger national identity.Here again, it's not the "lack of national identity in Britain" which makes Muslims turn to jihad; it's Britain's lack of national pride that has allowed Muslims to wage unopposed their cultural jihad.
The prime minister, who took power in May 2010, argued that "under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and the mainstream".
He said this had resulted in a lack of national identity in Britain which had made some young Muslims turn to extremist ideology.
Sarkozy said in his television interview Thursday that "our Muslim compatriots must be able to practise their religion, as any citizen can," but he noted "we in France do not want people to pray in an ostentatious way in the street."Just like the hijab, it's not prayer that's a problem -- does anyone care if some Baptists or Buddhists were to pray publicly? The problem is that Muslim masses overrunning public places is another slap in the face to their host society, another expression of Muslim superiority to their non-Muslim neighbors.
The problem is Islam.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen late last year came under fire for comparing Muslims praying in the streets outside overcrowded mosques in France to the Nazi occupation.Europe has been a continent of Neville Chamberlains. It's time for some Churchills. He understood Islam:
Marine Le Pen said there were "ten to fifteen" places in France where Muslims worshipped in the streets outside mosques when these were full.
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
"A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property -- either as a child, a wife, or a concubine -- must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science -- the science against which it had vainly struggled -- the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."