Skip to comments.Multiculturalism - Does Islam bring Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Impoverishment?
Posted on 12/13/2013 7:54:20 PM PST by doug from upland
Multiculturalism - Does Islam bring Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Impoverishment?
One of the many ways that our Western Judeo-Christian civilisation can be shown to be superior to Islamic barbarism, is that when examined closely, Islamic culture is seen to be nothing but an impoverished subset of Judeo-Christian culture, with no original features. Consequently, Islamic culture cannot add anything to ours, it can only subtract and destroy.
Every aspect of present-day Muslim culture that appears to be different from our own is in fact already contained within our culture, it's just part of the subset marked 'history'.
So all those primitive aspects such as tribalism, theocracy, punishment by amputations, repression of women, honor killings, blasphemy laws etc are quite familiar to us - but we've been there and done that and rejected it all centuries ago.
As with adolescent vandals, those who lack creativity can only express themselves by destruction, and Muslims are very good at destroying the products of more advanced civilisations (known as 'Jahiliyya') .
If you look carefully at the process of Islamification in the West, you'll see that nothing is being added (apart from babies and mosques), but much is being taken away. Almost every Muslim demand is culturally 'subtractive' rather than 'additive'. They want to remove pig statues, ban alcohol, curb free speech, and stop teaching art, music, drama, biology and other 'un-Islamic' subjects in schools.
The mere presence of Muslims in the West reduces the quality of life, with security restrictions on travel, and non-Muslim women and children in Jihadist-infested cities unable to move and play freely for fear of organised gangs of Islamic sexual predators.
In contrast to the subtractive impacts of Jihadism on Western civilisation, Islamic clerics in in Dar al-Islam are paranoid about the addition of aspects of Western culture such as fashion, music, toys, cinema, art, science etc to their own, which they refer to as 'Westoxication'.
So, no matter what the multiculturalists tell us, Islam cannot bring 'cultural enrichment' to the West - it can only bring cultural impoverishment.
To say that Jihadist immigrants are worthless is to overvalue them. In fact they have a negative cultural worth, because their attempts to Islamify the West are an attempt to reduce the rich culture of a superior civilisation to a backward, depleted, restricted and primitive subset.
Although some foreign cultures are 'enriching' and bring new artforms etc, Islam is culturally impoverishing. All it can do is take away our liberty and restrict our freedom of expression.
Islam is medieval. We've been there, done that, rejected all that theocratic crap, then progressed through the Renaissance and Enlightenment and left Islam in the dust.
Vibrant Cultural Enrichment The justification for mass immigration given by NuLabour is that immigrants bring 'Vibrant Cultural Enrichment ' to our otherwise drab English lives.
Now to a certain extent this is true. Wherever the Chinese settle you get Chinatowns, which become tourist attractions. In contrast, wherever the Jihadists settle you have ghettoes which become no-go areas. Obviously, some groups are more vibrant than others.
So what have the Muslims contributed to our cultural enrichment? Zero? - no, the number 0 was a Hindu invention.
In fact they have contributed less than zero, they have a negative effect on all aspects of society.
Islam is a moribund culture that has produced nothing of any significance to the rest of the world for the past five hundred years, with the one exception of the new cinematic genre of 'Jihad-Snuff' videos, showing now at a mosque near you.
Islamists have a deleterious effect on education, with attempts to rewrite history so that the Muslims are given credit for inventing everything, and aggressive demands to ban music, visual arts and drama from the syllabus.
There's the old joke about the difference between the Islamic world and a pot of yoghurt, but it's beyond a joke when they try to impose their repressed and culturally barren stone-age culture on our kids.
They have disrupted our once civilised society. They have made air travel into even more of a nightmare than it was. They have flooded the country with heroin.
Kuffar teenagers in enriched areas are scared to go out in case boys get attacked by gangs of 'Street Jihadists' and girls by gang rapists. Even young children are vulnerable to Islamic paedophile gangs.
They have destroyed trust. We can no longer trust doctors if they are Muslims. We can no longer trust police if they are Muslims.
They have destroyed free speech. We can no longer discuss religion without being arrested. They have given our control-freak government the perfect excuse to increase their surveillance into everybody's lives.
Unlike the far eastern cultures, which have contributed martial arts, visual arts, meditative techniques and so on, Islam has contributed nothing. They are so backwards they cannot create anything new. Their toxic combination of ignorance with aggressive arrogance can only destroy cherished aspects of our traditional culture.
Everything they touch turns to Shi'ite.
Perhaps they should try the Sunni side of the street ?
Neither, they bring a death culture
Hmm, Mutilating little girls and forcing women to wear hefty bags and killing those who don’t follow their backwards cult....
But in the world of Cultural Relativism... Perfectly Acceptable... Because the white Christian Male is always guilty... Even though “Legal” slavery still exists in the Islamic world...
More like cultural depravity and degeneration.
One of the responses to the article: (she is in Canada)
Marlene Wilkins said...
Anyone who praises islam is at best an idiot, or more likely an islamist-sympathizer and enabler.
There is not one thing good about islam, it’s a cult hybridized with organized crime, that’s all.
islam deserves no respect, and adherents of it should properly all be held under suspicion, especially with all the evidence we see on a daily basis of how ‘peaceful’ muslims are.
islam has been Banned here in our city as a criminal organization. It gets NO recognition as a religion, and the next step is going to be making it illegal to buy, sell, possess or traffick in islamic religious materials under hate-literature legislation.
21 October 2012 02:15
It brings death and chaos.
The only tolerant and inclusive Islamic empire historically was India’s Mughal Empire, under Akbar particularly. Beyond that the Sufi have been less harsh. That’s a pretty skinny legacy.
What he writes is the plain truth.
That is horrifying, isn’t it?
An old question, discussed in an old Free Republic thread.
Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green | 1899
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism[72 virgins, I’m assuming] deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
Stop Jihad now!
My Catholic Indian co-worker protested when I wanted to hear Mass on Sunday mornings. He said I should to to Mass on Fridays, like the rest of the Catholics. Friday was when all the Muslims went to their weekly service at the mosque. I was adamant. So he went and "told on me."
My Saudi boss said: "Harry, God is number one. There is always time for God. She (my name) can go pray whenever she wants."
I started going to Mass every day because I could and it was comforting to me.
I have been back home in the WONDERFUL United States of AMERICA many years but STILL attend daily Mass.
Imagine, getting the daily Mass habit in Saudi Arabia because of my Saudi Muslim boss.
Does God work in mysterious ways or WHAT?!?
See post #13.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities
simple answer to the headline is death and subjugation
ASK THE IMAM (these questions and answers are always entertaining)
272 I have been told by my elders that after you have washed you hair you should not flick it with your hands to get rid of your tangles because in the afterlife you will wake up as a Witch. Is there any truth in this?
This has no basis in Islam.
ASK THE IMAM
418 Q: I sometimes feel that droplets of urine have passed, but on inspection of my underwear no traces of wetness are found. On this assumption do I have to redo my wuzu and more importantly do I have to change my underwear if I read Namaz?
A: If there is no discharge then no action is required.
However if urine has discharged and its wetness can be felt/ seen or mark of it is visible on the clothing, then redo wuzu (including istinja) and change the affected clothing (underwear). If this however is a permanent problem then one has to perform wuzu prior to each prayer and then complete the prayer even if droplets of urine are discharged after the wuzu and during prayer, then perform fresh wuzu for next prayer.
(NOTE: Hmmm, I missed that one. I would have simply answered, “Yes, redo your wuzu.”)
It is a cancer on all of humankind.
Wow here the heck is that city in Canada?
>> Does Islam bring Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Impoverishment?
Islam is a war plan. But the Arabs from the centuries previous to Islam were instrumental in saving vast “works” that were in the process of being destroyed as Rome fell.
Not sure why so many Asians have an affinity for Islam. Genetics?
The Really Stupid Gene.
And very much like Obama’s vision of “change’ for America
Nothing about Islam enriches the world in any way. It is a false religion. Its an ideology that has some trappings of religion and we all need to start shouting it out to the world.
“That is horrifying, isnt it?”
(God help them) if they think they will EVER try to enforce that evil in MY COUNTRY. They will be met with swift justice. We shall not fall for the lies of the DEVIL, that it is only the “extremists” implementing and enforcing such evil doctrine. Islam, was created by Mohammad, for MUSLIMS.
The Quran, in reality, is a book of an imperfect scripture, allegedly sayings of God, filled with errors, contradictions, stupidities, historical inaccuracies. The contents of the Quran are also not arranged according to importance, continuity, sacredness, biography, chronology, significance or sequence of any sorts, but simply by length: the longest chapter, followed by the next longest. The Verses are disorderly arranged and jumbled up in unrelated subjects or topics.
The Quran has no prophecy, no chronology, no geography, no biography of anybody (except bits & pieces of Muhammads), no ministry, no history, no proverbs, no parables, no miracles, no psalms, no sequence of any sort. It s generally a manual of dos and do nots, like an instruction manual of a vacuum cleaner, with punitive punishments, reprisals and rewards specified in it. The Quran is, undoubtedly, not a book created by an intelligent being, and is unfit for the intelligent and rational thinking persons.
The most horrifying thing is, that the developed world does NOTHING about modern-day barbarism/Islam. The FOOL is led to believe that it’s a religion of ‘peace’. Even someone with only one eye that is half blind can see this is a lie.
TRUE peace to them, is when all infidels are either “converted”, or gone from this world. So, while they proclaim such ‘peace’, it is with this in mind.
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