The author might add that the Christian religion, especially the Protestant branch, was amenable to the "scrutiny of reason." The journey to that point was not without its setbacks and is by no means should be characterized as a straight line with each step one of unalloyed progress toward reason as defined by the Enlightenment. Modern Islam is simply not amenable to the same scrutiny.
Nevertheless, Christianity did ultimately arrive at a point at which it would tolerate the Enlightenment. The idea of individual salvation rather than group salvation no doubt accelerated the journey.
It is an absurdity to argue that Islam is anywhere near the state of toleration Christianity was at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment or the English Bill of Rights of 1688. Modern Islam, although a mixed bag in various parts of the earth, resembles more the Salem witch hunts or the zeal of the crusaders than it does the faith which led up to the ringing and sublime declarations contained in the announcement of American independence or in the faith which animated the Civil War after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Diversity is not our strength, but our Achilles' heel. Animosity to Christianity in the name of diversity is intolerance which smacks of a medieval tyranny over the mind in an attempt to save the soul.
I don't even think my own culture is the best - just somewhere in the middle.
All cultures are equally capable of evil, but only a few seek it out.
Best bumpersticker ever:
Cannibalism: Because All Cultures are Equal.
“The Trouble with Multiculturalism (Are all cultures really equal?)”
No, they are not.
They never were.
Of course not.
This is apparent to anyone who observes and is able to see reality.
How were we ever persuaded to believe otherwise?
(Hint: a guy named Gramsci...)
The upshot is the acting principle that the current preeminent (i.e. Western) culture is oppressive and to be resisted in the name of social justice; that true equality of cultures may only be attained when the present preeminent one is undermined and marginalized. And that is precisely what its actors in government are attempting to do.
The upshot of this program is that multiculturalists promise to do for culture what Marxists did for economics: destroy a working system in the hopes that something better will rise from the ashes. The destruction is the easy part.
Which is why I wonder how this author is not yet in jail.