From Bill Muehlenberg:
For some reason the Western world has embraced one stupid idea after another, most of which are contributing greatly to the West’s downfall. There are many candidates here which can be mentioned, but the multiculti brigade has to be right up there on top of the list.
It may have had some good intentions early on, such as everyone living together happily and harmoniously, but intentions must always match up with reality. And the reality is, all cultures are not the same; not all cultures are compatible; and some cultures have vowed to destroy other cultures.
Multiculturalism has especially been disastrous when it tries to deny these realities in regards to Islam. Islamic culture is not the same as that of the West; Islam is not compatible with the free and democratic West; and Islam has declared its intention to destroy the West.
Yet the brainless wonders leading the West think we can just ignore all these inconvenient truths, and still rush full steam ahead with the failed policies of multiculturalism. But with Islam in the West causing all sorts of major problems – including plenty of murder and mayhem – some Western nations are slowly starting to wake up.
Some countries are having a major rethink about all this. Four recent articles from three different nations have all highlighted these truths and are worth sharing parts of. Let me begin in the US with commentator Walter Williams. He minces no words in his title: “Multiculturalism Is a Failure”. He begins:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom’s push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain’s Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not “superficial but deep” and can be found “in the extremist minority that now, in every European city, preach hatred of the West and our way of life.”
The bottom line is that much of the Muslim world is at war with Western civilization. There’s no question that the West has the military might to thwart radical Islam’s agenda. The question up for grabs is whether we have the intelligence to recognize the attack and the will to defend ourselves from annihilation. Multiculturalism is Islamists’ foot in the door. At the heart of multiculturalism is an attack on Western and Christian values….
Multiculturalists argue that different cultural values are morally equivalent. That’s nonsense. Western culture and values are superior. For those who’d accuse me of Eurocentrism, I’d ask: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan; is it morally equivalent? In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits placed on women, such as prohibitions on driving, employment and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves face the punishment of having their hand severed. In some countries, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. Are these cultural values morally equivalent, superior or inferior to Western values?
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