[lit-ideas] Re: Multiculturalism "drives young Muslims to shun British values"

I agree.  I'm so sick of other cultures.  How dare them.  It's time everyone 
embraced American values and life style -- especially as practiced in Memphis, 
in Midtown, by me in particular.  Fuck all you other people.  Multiculturalism 
is just a ruse for other people to have it their way.  No way!  It's time we 
started winnowing out the Yankees and local yokels in all those other places 
who demand that I accomodate them.   Accomodate this, baby: "die motherfucker!" 
Thank you for your attention.

Mike Geary
Memphis
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 2:26 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Multiculturalism "drives young Muslims to shun British 
values"


  The Daily Mail is reporting that multiculturalism is fueling fanaticism among 
British Muslims:  


  The poll exposes a fracture between the attitudes of Muslims aged 16 to 24, 
most of whom were born in Britain, and those of their parents’ generation, who 
are more likely to have been immigrants…


  Academic Munira Mirza, lead author of the report, said: “The emergence of a 
strong Muslim identity in Britain is, in part, a result of multi-cultural 
policies implemented since the 1980s which have emphasised difference at the 
expense of shared national identity and divided people along ethnic, religious 
and cultural lines.”…


  While only 17 per cent of over-55s said they would prefer to live under 
Sharia law, that increased to 37 per cent of those aged 16 to 24…


  The poll found that just 19 per cent of Muslims over 55 would prefer to send 
their children to Islamic state schools. That increased to 37 per cent of those 
aged 16 to 24.


  If a Muslim converts to another religion, 36 per cent of 16-to-24-year-olds 
thought this should be punished by death, compared with 19 per cent of 55s and 
over.


  And now Bernard Lewis has weighed in at the Jerusalem Post that Muslims are 
"about to take over Europe":


  The Muslims “seem to be about to take over Europe,” Lewis said at a special 
briefing with the editorial staff of The Jerusalem Post. Asked what this meant 
for the continent’s Jews, he responded, “The outlook for the Jewish communities 
of Europe is dim.” Soon, he warned, the only pertinent question regarding 
Europe’s future would be, “Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized 
Islam?”…


  Instead of fighting the threat, he elaborated, Europeans had given up.


  “Europeans are losing their own loyalties and their own self-confidence,” he 
said. “They have no respect for their own culture.” Europeans had “surrendered” 
on every issue with regard to Islam in a mood of “self-abasement,” “political 
correctness” and “multi-culturalism,” said Lewis, who was born in London to 
middle-class Jewish parents but has long lived in the United States…


  The Cold War philosophy of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD), which prevented 
the former Soviet Union and the United States from using the nuclear weapons 
they had targeted at each other, would not apply to President Mahmoud 
Ahmadinejad’s Iran, said Lewis.


  “For him, Mutual Assured Destruction is not a deterrent, it is an 
inducement,” said Lewis of Ahmadinejad.


  It appears Bernard Lewis agrees with recent books by Claire Berlinski and 
Mark Steyn and Bruce Bawer that Europe has become soft and culturally 
relativistic.  


  Brian

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