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Is this what is coming to Western civilization? [H/T Dick P.]
Sorry, but "multiculturalism" only goes so far.... That has no place in the Western tradition.
This also has no place.
"Multiculturalism" does not mean replacing American traditions and values. It means accepting them and blending with them. Being whatever-American means you take pleasure in the ethnic traditions and food and history of your heritage, but your focus and allegiance and existence is being American. You add your distinctiveness to the American tradition while embracing the American tradition.
Those who want to elevate their heritage above the tradition and values and laws of America only detract from the totality of this nation... or any nation that may have welcomed them. Those who believe their heritage demands special treatment in America are not... and cannot be... true Americans. People who have immigrated [legally, of course] have been welcomed to allow them to become part of of something different... better... in their lives... not to destroy it. If their politics and/or religion prevent that... they should not be welcomed.
"... the same Wahaj articulated a rather different vision from his mild and moderate invocation in the House. If only Muslims were more clever politically, he told his New Jersey listeners, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. "If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him. . . . [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us." " [source]The point is not an issue of whether this statement is the plan of an idiot. The point is that there are people who agree with the statement and would act on it.
Unfortunately, there are those who believe that American tradition and values require America to accept those who do not accept our tradition and values and laws. They are wrong. It is the responsibility of those who would come to America to embrace the American values... not replace them.
Maybe there should be a few questions asked before blindly accepting "multiculturism."
April 18, 2010 | 10:27 am
The recent death of 13-year old Yemeni child bride Elham Assi, who reportedly bled to death last week after being tied down and forced to have sex with her 23-year-old husband, has sparked outrage among rights activists in Yemen.
They are now stepping up their lobbying efforts to push for the implementation of a child marriage ban.
But that may prove a daunting challenge since fierce opposition against a ban on child brides still runs high among some religious leaders and conservatives.