Friday, September 05, 2014
Muticulturalism? They Say Jihad, We Say Crusade
Muticulturalism is a myth. What we have in many countries throughout the world is a dominant culture that is happy to live with other cultures alongside in peaceful cohabitation. Obviously the richer and more successful the country the more people it will attract from other countries and cultures. Europe, predominantly the UK, has attracted millions, the USA has, Canada, Australia, New Zealand have all attracted migrants from across the spectrum. There are more but I don't want to labour the point.
Over many decades these countries have attracted groups as diverse as Jews, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists and many, many more often escaping persecution, more often seeking a better life. While there have been problems, on the whole these groups have lived peacefully and integrated into their new countries while maintaining their own identity. Few of them have demanded special treatment or wanted to dominant the other groups, especially the majority group.
Like the West, India is a country where various cultures live alongside a dominant culture. Israel is a Jewish state that has a sizeable Arab Muslim and Christian population. What these tolerant liberal democracies throughout the world have in common is that they are at risk from Islam. Israel being shelled by Hamas for years, we have had the London Bombings and the murder of Lee Rigby, the USA suffered 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing, India has to deal with frequent attacks by Islamists. The Madrid train system was bombed with huge loss of life. The Brussels Jewish Museum has been bombed. As the Muslim population of Europe has grown so has the level of anti-Semitism, to a degree not seen since the 1930s.
Look at any country in the world where there is a muslim minority and they are demanding tolerance and minority rights. Look at any muslim country in the world and minorities have no rights. Islam needs to dominate and we have allowed into our country, and other western style liberal democracies have, a huge fifth column. Our government and others are right to look at what is happening in various parts of the world with muslim terror groups rampaging through Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere. But all that will be for nothing if we do not deal with the threat within our own borders, if we can still call them 'borders'.
Centuries ago the tide of violent Islam sweeping across Europe towards Rome was stemmed by the Crusades. Islam clearly thrives on jihad, maybe it's time we defended ourselves again with a crusade. And I'm afraid that the old argument that most muslims are peaceful people doesn't wash. That was true of Germans in the 1930s but we had to deal with Naziism before it dealt with us.