...how many Muslim immigrants can any society take, and yet retain the qualities that made it attractive to Muslims in the first place?...
And of course, if the immigrants then conform with local norms -- as British Hindus and Sikhs have usually done -- then there is usually no long-term problem. The result is a cultural enrichment and fusion in which everyone gains.
This is simply not true of Muslim immigration. Not merely is there not a single stable, prosperous Muslim democracy in the world, free of terrorism and fundamentalism, there is no society that has received large numbers of Muslims that has not soon been confronted by an Islamic defiance of existing societal norms. This defiance can be cultural, in which dissident dress code is sought as a religious right; or educational, in which Muslims are raised within their own autonomous school system; or legal, with a demand for Sharia law; or insurrectionary, in which local Muslims opt for terrorist jihad against the state which admitted them.
No European country -- not one -- that has admitted large numbers of Muslims has been spared any of these outcomes.
No European country -- not one -- that has admitted Hindus has had to face any comparable problem.
THE EU's response has been to ignore what it finds uncongenial to talk about, as meanwhile dogmatic "multiculturalists" silence sceptics with the perverse gagging laws that have arisen in every European country.
These make it almost impossible for Europeans to defend European values without being called "racist" or an "Islamophobe".
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Irish Independent on Islam and Islamic Immigration
Link courtesy of Jihad Watch: