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Britain Launches War on Multiculturalism
Gatestone Institute ^ | February 24, 2012 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 03/26/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

"We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run completely counter to our values. ... I believe a genuinely liberal country... believes in certain values and actively promotes them." -- David Cameron

The British government has unveiled a new "integration strategy" designed to "champion a united British identity."

The new policy will require immigrants seeking admission to live in the United Kingdom to learn English and adhere to "mainstream" British culture and values such as democracy and the rule of law.

The measures represent a continuation of recent efforts by the government to reverse decades of state-sponsored multicultural policies that have allowed Muslim immigrants to avoid integration and establish a parallel society in Britain.

(Excerpt) Read more at gatestoneinstitute.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: multiculturalism
Happened last month, but I thought it was interesting. Between this and the Falklands, don't be surprised if President Soetoro declares a UN war on UK (non-Congressional authority, of course).
1 posted on 03/26/2012 8:48:55 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

If Cameron weren’t so in love with Obama, it might be a good time to move to Britain :).


2 posted on 03/26/2012 8:54:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Before Ann Coulter lost her minds she said something very brilliant about this:

"Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved"

3 posted on 03/26/2012 8:55:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Let’s hope that the Brits are not so far down the p.c. path that they won’t be able to turn this around. And if the douchebag in the White House complains, let’s hope they have the gumption to tell him to STFU.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 8:55:18 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Britain should be multicultural: English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish.


5 posted on 03/26/2012 8:57:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
a new "integration strategy" designed to "champion a united British identity."

Moslims are not interested in permanently adopting any identity that is not compatible with Islam.

6 posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: LucianOfSamasota
don't be surprised if President Soetoro declares a UN war on UK (non-Congressional authority, of course).

Well, they just can't wait on Congress you know...

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7 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:26 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

God bless Cameron. Pray that our Congress may see some light in his remarks, ‘cause it sure ain’t gonna’ be hussein.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Everyone is going to have to convert to Islam?

OR...

does Cameron think he can force Muzzies into integrating into a secular UK without having major, major problem on his hands?

Which is it, Cam?


9 posted on 03/26/2012 9:02:35 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mjp

One-way ticket to Saudi Arabia. They have enough money to take care of plenty of them.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 9:05:00 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: SoFloFreeper

“If Cameron weren’t so in love with Obama, it might be a good time to move to Britain :).”

It may never be a good time to move to britain in our lifetimes. They have some very frightening speech crime laws where 3rd parties not even covered by your comment can get you prosecuted, for one. The apparent anarcho-tyranny model of criminal justice is another.

The UK is the ideal western model of an orwellian state, in my opinion. It is a much more tranquil model that what is being built in the US, which I suspect is going to include some number of pogroms early on.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: SoFloFreeper

Last I heard, and it was a couple of years back, there were 2 million muzzies in Britain...probably double that now as they outbreed the locals (read it was 5 to 1 in Germany). Britain waited too long, as did France and Germany. From what I am reading I think the Nordic countries are catching on...but also waited a tad too long to draw a line in the sand. Used to be if a country was going to try and take you over they initiated war...now it seems they just envelop you with legal or illegal immigration and outbreed you.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 9:08:23 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: mjp

I think the Brits are tired of Islam trying to tell them what to do, as are some other countries. I find it interesting that they can do this and we can’t see the writing on the wall.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 9:08:58 AM PDT by RC2
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Cameron’s values involve kicking the church, opening the immigration floodgates and bowing down to gays.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dfwgator

15 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:18 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The biggest foreign crisis the US faces will be what to do when the UK and Europe begin expelling Muslims enmasse.

Will we support that policy, be neutral, or offer the US as an asylum (the nightmare scenario) for Muslims?

Stay tuned as the world falls apart.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 9:18:57 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: LucianOfSamasota

As essential part of integration is, obviously, integration.

For this reason, well known “ghettos” of particular peoples need to be broken up, sliced into pieces with “internal walls” of different people forming a boundary between them.

For example, say there is a ghetto area. Gentrify a two or three area block right down the middle, then give preferences to outside businesses to both occupy them, but employ local people.

Have similar businesses “facing outward”, to reduce incentive to travel from one side of the “wall” to the other, then “interfere” with the connecting streets to make it even more difficult.

This divides that ghetto into two similar but disconnected ghettos, forcing both to deal with outsiders more than each other.

Such subdivisions can be made until the ghetto loses its racial identity.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 9:21:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
The new policy will require immigrants seeking admission to live in the United Kingdom to learn English and adhere to "mainstream" British culture and values such as democracy and the rule of law.

Nice idea but I see nothing in the article on how such a policy could be enforced.

Once the immigrant is in the country how do police his entry in to mainstream British culture and how do you monitor his adherence to the rule of law in his personal life?

Besides these obvious questions there is the fundamental fact that it is a little late to start bucking up British culture. That horse left the barn a few decades ago. I think I fed my dog some of that horse from a can back in the seventies.

18 posted on 03/26/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Multiculturalism is like shameless personal self-promotion. If it is constantly discussed, mindlessly and constantly promoted, it ain't there.
Paradoxically, the first half of the 20th century was silently the most peaceful multicultural period in history.

Just ask any normal adult in San Francisco what it was like back then. How many modern parents would allow a 12-year-old to explore all of San Francisco, from Hunters Point to the Sutro Baths, and from lake Merced to the Aquatic Park Pier and everywhere in between with total safety on a three-speed bike?

It was multiculturalism in fact, with no hostility or political maneuvering and constant conflict. Black Panthers back then were simply something that might be found at the zoo, another common bike destination.

There were never mentions of "multiculturalism" anywhere. We all simply lived it.

19 posted on 03/26/2012 9:50:28 AM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Surrounded_too
One-way ticket to Saudi Arabia. They have enough money to take care of plenty of them.

Only if they learn to eat sand.
Without oil, the curse discovered and developed by non-muslims, Saudi Arabia couldn't even feed itself. All their ostentatious trappings, the giant buildings, magnificent roads and extravagant mens of transportation (all developed and built by "unbelievers") they would still be physically where their minds are : in the Seventh Century.

20 posted on 03/26/2012 9:57:15 AM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Somebody is grinding up some logic juice and slipping it into their bangers.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 10:17:32 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: mjp
Moslims are not interested in permanently adopting any identity that is not compatible with Islam.

That's why God created "self-deportation."

22 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Pontiac
Once the immigrant is in the country how do police his entry in to mainstream British culture and how do you monitor his adherence to the rule of law in his personal life?

At least one element of that question is obvious :

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On a deportation ship within 48 hours, to be dumped somewhere along the west coast of the Malagasy Republic, where they can demonstrate to their heart's content.

23 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Tzar

lol. probably true.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bassmaner

Even if they wanted to change it, they would simply be overridden by the EU courts. They gave away their right to make their own laws.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This remains a farce by the liberal Cameron, who is simply playing Sarkozy lie-book. Speaking the truth remains a crime in the EU province of Britain. Cameron refuses to allow the serfs to vote on being subjects of the EU. And Cameron does nothing about the flood of immigrants, which will have native Brits be a minority in 2 or 3 generations.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

For this reason, well known “ghettos” of particular peoples need to be broken up, sliced into pieces with “internal walls” of different people forming a boundary between them.


Won’t work.

How do you think that these ghettos wre constructed in the first place? Non-Muslim businesses were boycotted and assaulted (or even torched) until they moved out so that Muslims could take over the space. Non-Muslim neighbors were harassed, children were assaulted by gangs of Muslim boys, girls and women were gang raped until they left (e.g., because they dressed like “whores”).

Trying to break up a Muslim neighborhood by moving in non-Muslims would result in the above behaviors driving them out again in a short period of time.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 10:54:01 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

For this reason, well known “ghettos” of particular peoples need to be broken up, sliced into pieces with “internal walls” of different people forming a boundary between them.


Won’t work.

How do you think that these ghettos wre constructed in the first place? Non-Muslim businesses were boycotted and assaulted (or even torched) until they moved out so that Muslims could take over the space. Non-Muslim neighbors were harassed, children were assaulted by gangs of Muslim boys, girls and women were gang raped until they left (e.g., because they dressed like “whores”).

Trying to break up a Muslim neighborhood by moving in non-Muslims would result in the above behaviors driving them out again in a short period of time.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 10:54:32 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Oztrich Boy

Yes... but the Isle of Man went downhill and kowtowed to PC when it abandoned birching as a court ordered punishment in 1976.

In the 60’s it was probably the safest holiday spot in all of the UK.

30 posted on 03/26/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Cameron saying this is like Pelosi claiming Obamacare will take good care of the elderly. He’s saying it because he knows Brits are tired of being pushed around and losing their freedoms. He does not mean it.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 11:02:33 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Those who won't or cannot be assimilated should be harried out of the land.
32 posted on 03/26/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think Great Britain should dump their parliament and go back to using Kings and Queens to run their country. They seemed to be a much better nation when they were run by kings, at least for most of history:) Just keep those kings away from the US!


33 posted on 03/26/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Mack the knife

That is why a lot of planning must go into doing this properly. That the locals might benefit from the process is incidental, compared to dividing the ghetto, which is the main objective. So no reason to not just put an “industry” there with solid walls, guarded entrances and exits.

Nothing to burn, possibly even putting spray nozzles high up on the walls to spray paint over any graffiti. And graffiti artist.

If there are things like projects in the ghetto, those must be gradually gentrified. Replace them with one story buildings that are more manageable.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He isnt.

He is just doing what every British PM does, and that is keep the US-UK relationship going.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: kiltie65

1.6 million, in a population of 60m.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 2:43:43 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: calex59

Then you havent read your British history closely enough.


37 posted on 03/26/2012 2:45:24 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman
Really? Well I know this much, Britain owned about half the world and the countries that they eventually relinquished after the monarchy was castrated have mostly devolved into savagery and their main Islands are shot through with Muslims who practice Sharia law and do what ever the he** they want. How much worse off could they be? Their navy sucks and their military over all is only a fraction of what it was only a mere 60 years ago.

They have sunk most of the way into communism and now they have the Muslims to contend with also.

38 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Publius6961
At least one element of that question is obvious :

Terrorist don’t protest in the streets.

Once they have citizenship they can do most anything they like. You can’t deport a citizen for exercising their right to free speech or petitioning the government.

39 posted on 03/27/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: calex59

The monarchy was held to account in 1215 in England (the Magna Carta), in Scotland in 1320 by the Declaration of Arbroath, and most famously in the 1640’s by Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians.

Parliaments have existed in the UK for 800 years. Thank god. Britain at times in its history was ruined by brutal kings who believed in divine rule and restricted the basic freedoms of the people.

The British Empire flourised from the 17th to mid 20th C, and the restriction of monarchial power and the expansion of parliamentary power has a great deal to do with that.

Muslims do not own Britain, and Sharia Law is only allowed in five English cities, and is legally curtailed, like Jewish Beth Din law, to civil cases. Therefore the vast majority of UK Muslims have no access to it.

The Royal Navy, like all the British armed forces, has been reduced, due to national debt, but it does not ‘suck’. As a proud Brit, who has served in the armed forces, I take great offence to such a comment. The British armed forces are still a superbly trained and well led force that is still one of the things that makes this country still great.

The British armed forces, man for man, pound for pound, is as good as any in the world and better than 99.99%. We may not be the biggest anymore, but we are pound for pound as good as any.

As to ‘communism’, no Britain didnt sink into communism. Like many Americans, you cannot grasp the difference between socialism and communism. Both badly flawed systems, but communism is different and much worse. Britain post 1945 in many areas of life embraced a well meaning and attractive socialism, one that looked to sort the problems of poverty, race, gender, sexuality, education, immigration etc. What it actually created was serious social problems, be it education, multiculturalism, poverty etc.

We are now seeing the sad ‘fruits’ of that failed idea. And we have only really realised in hindsight in the last 15-20 years the damage done.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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