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  • Multiculturalism Has Failed

    02/17/2011 5:23:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 17, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Now the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has joined the chorus. The other day, he said, "My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure." The "it" was multiculturalism, and he was on French national television. In pronouncing multiculturalism defunct, the French president joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia's former prime minister John Howard, Spain's former premier Jose Maria Aznar and, most recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron in heaving a failed policy into history's dustbin. The question is, What will replace it? Or actually another question, How did multiculturalism ever become a policy of these European countries, anyway? "If you...
  • Major Hasan, 'Star Officer'

    02/15/2011 9:17:51 PM PST · by Eva · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | * FEBRUARY 16, 2011 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Every branch of the military issued a final report on the Fort Hood massacre. Not a single one mentioned radical Islam. In a month of momentous change, it was easy to overlook the significance of another revolutionary event. Who would have believed that in the space of a few weeks the leaders of the three major European powers would publicly denounce multiculturalism and declare, in so many words, that it was a proven disaster and a threat to society? One after another they announced their findings—Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy....
  • Rally ’Round the Multi-Culti Flag, Boys - Let’s celebrate diversity by getting rid of it

    02/15/2011 3:53:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | February 15, 2011 | David Kahane
    Rally 'Round the Multi-Culti Flag, BoysLet's celebrate diversity by getting rid of it In Hollywood we have a saying: “We’ve seen this movie before.” I realize you civilians have the same saying, but when we say it, it has an added ring of authority because we are Industry professionals and you are the fannies in the seats. Still, when you get right down to it, maybe we have all seen this movie before. Let’s call it No Way Out II: This Time, It’s Really, Really Personal. In that movie — itself a re-imagining of The Big Clock, which was more...
  • Mexifornia, Islam and Europe

    02/15/2011 10:24:26 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/15/11 | Purple Mountains
    Until Mexicans and other Central Americans and Muslims immigrated here in significant numbers, every other immigrant group went through about the same sequence of stages of early discrimination followed by assimilation and acceptance. The Irish, the Italians, the French, the Germans, the Polish, etc., etc., etc. - all went through these stages and then became part of the American culture: part of the American dream and of American exceptionalism. Then the liberals started in with their nasty concept of multiculturalism. Ethnic groups which had sacrificed everything to escape the culture of their homeland, started being told that their former culture...
  • Yet another feel-good concept is revealed to be a really goofy idea

    02/15/2011 7:04:51 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 2 replies
    Liberty Ledger ^ | February 15, 2011 | James H. Shott
    Over the last several decades the nations of Europe were not good role models for self-reliance and good judgment, embracing crazy ideas that led some to financial catastrophe and caused serious problems for others. Today, however, we see that at least on one subject the Europeans finally have seen the light and the error of their ways. Last Thursday French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that multiculturalism had failed. And he is not alone; other European leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar also say that multicultural policies have not successfully integrated...
  • Merry Old England Morphs into Scary New England via Multiculturalism

    02/14/2011 6:29:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 14, 2011 | Doug Giles
    It appears as if this multicultural smack we’re being sold in the U.S. didn’t work out too well in the U.K. Just this past week British Prime Minister David Cameron echoed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sentiments from last October that their country’s Pollyanna policy of multicultural yumminess toward Islam’s “way of life” was, in retrospect, really stupid—as in really, really, really stupid. Yep, England’s giddy naďveté to prove to the thought police that they have evolved into nonjudgmental goo has led our snaggle-toothed cousins to open wide their borders to militant Muslims who hate the very ground that true Brits...
  • Multicultural suicide

    02/13/2011 7:46:05 PM PST · by danielmryan · 18 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | February 14, 2011 | Alan Caruba
    In his famed poem, Mending Wall, the American poet, Robert Frost chided the rock wall that he and his neighbor would mend each spring, replacing fallen rocks. "He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors.'You can see the Great Wall of China from outer space. It is an astonishing piece of work Begun in the fifth century B.C. and added to by later dynasties, it succeeded in defending China from invasions by northern tribes....
  • Secret filming at Muslim schools in Birmingham and Yorkshire shows pupils being beaten ...

    02/13/2011 8:37:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail | 2/12/2011 | Tazeen Ahmad
    * Undercover footage shows pupils being taught religious apartheid * Muslims who adopt Western ways will be 'tortured in afterlife' * Unprovoked beatings captured on camera in Yorkshire madrassa * Boy threatened with bench by senior student left in charge of class It is an assembly hall of the sort found in any ordinary school. Boys aged 11 and upwards sit cross-legged on the floor in straight rows. They face the front of the room and listen carefully. But this is no ordinary assembly. Holding the children’s attention is a man in Islamic dress wearing a skullcap and stroking his...
  • Can American Values Radicalize Muslims?

    02/12/2011 11:06:10 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies ^ | 2/12/2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    ... To be sure, radicalized American Muslims pose a far greater risk than foreign radicals. For example, it is much easier for the former to get a job in the food industry and poison food -- a recently revealed al-Qaeda strategy. American terrorists are also better positioned to exploit the Western mindset. After describing Anwar al-Awlaki as one of the most dangerous terrorists alive, Holder added that he "is a person who -- as an American citizen -- is familiar with this country and he brings a dimension, because of that American familiarity, that others do not." (Likewise, American Adam...
  • Medvedev blasts nationalists, hails Soviet values

    02/12/2011 9:47:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 11, 2011 | Denis Dyomkin
    (Reuters) - President Dmitry Medvedev, facing challenges from Islamist insurgents and far-right nationalists, used a trip to a Muslim region of Russia on Friday to urge a return to what he called tolerant Soviet values. Speaking in the regional capital of Bashkortostan, he attacked political extremism and called for measures to root out nationalism from the education system. "In Europe it has become fashionable to talk about the failure of policies aimed at multiculturalism," he said, speaking at a State Council meeting. "If we talk about the failure of multiculturalism, then entire cultures can be destroyed, which is a dangerous...
  • AFM on 'high alert' as 4000 (Tunisian) migrants land on Lampedusa (Italy) in 24 hours

    02/12/2011 4:39:25 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 24 replies ^ | 2/12/2011 |
    The Armed Forces of Malta have stepped up their sea patrols South of the island as numerous boats laden with migrants from Tunisia are crossing over to reach Europe. So far, almost 4,000 Tunisians have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa, leading the Italian government to convene Cabinet this morning and declare a state of emergency on the island.
  • Multicultural is an oxymoron

    02/12/2011 7:19:30 AM PST · by nkronos · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Kronology ^ | 02/12/11 | Nicholas Kronos
    Instead of society being made of individuals coming together for what was common to the human in them all with the individual left to the individual, an attempt was made to make society pluralistic, accommodating many views, without ever elevating one set of values or beliefs as a basis for the social fabric. If this papering over of mutually exclusive differences ever worked, it doesn’t seem to be working anymore. Europe, its experiment with multiculturalism farther along than ours, is unanimously discovering its folly....
  • French President declares Multiculturalism has failed.

    02/12/2011 7:19:15 AM PST · by sigeleagle · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Paris AFP ^ | 2/10/2011 | Paris AFP
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed.... This joins a growing number of world leaders.
  • Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines Asian American identity

    02/11/2011 11:22:35 PM PST · by thecodont · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, February 11, 2011 | By Jeff Yang, Special to SF Gate
    How the mainstreaming of multiracialism is forcing a more fluid definition of Asian American identity Like many immigrants, my parents see identity as a bucket. My mother and father had come to America carefully bearing a pail of old-world traditions, cherished customs, shining morals and rock-ribbed ethics; they'd worked hard and sacrificed greatly to give me and my sister the things they never had. And then, they handed us the bucket -- knowing that in the transfer, a little bit of culture would inevitably slosh out over the side. They look at my kids now, downloading apps, watching "Spongebob," singing...
  • Muslim Students in Great Britain Taught How to Chop Off Hands

    02/11/2011 4:24:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Right Network - Gateway ^ | 2/11/11 | Jim Hoft
    Up to 5,000 students in Great Britain were taught how to chop off hands during weekend school. Bill O’Reilly reported: Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning. One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death. Another text for 15 year-olds teaches that thieves who break Sharia law should have their hands cut off for a first offence and their feet amputated...
  • Speak Up, P.M. Harper

    02/11/2011 9:18:58 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 11, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The expected damage has now become to much to ignore. Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made international headlines by declaring 'multi culti' as a failure. The reaction was no surprise, as many shrugged off her words as some sort of World War II leftover. A television pundit went so far as to blame Germany itself for the failure, as apparently they are "...inherently prejudiced...".  But when British P.M. David Cameron echoed Merkel's claim with a scathing speech he presented earlier this year, it gave credibility to the issue. More than that, many of us became impressed that our...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy joins David Cameron and Angela Merkel view that multiculturalism has failed

    02/11/2011 9:01:14 AM PST · by drpix · 42 replies ^ | 2/11/11 | Staff
    French president Nicolas Sarkozy has joined David Cameron in condemning multiculturalism as a failure. Cameron launched a scathing attack earlier this months on 30 years of multiculturalism in Britain warning that it fostered extremism. His damning verdict came just months after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that multiculturalism in Germany had failed. Now Sarkozy has joined the growing number of European leaders who have adopted identical views on multiculturalism Read more:
  • Multiculturalism has failed, says French president

    02/11/2011 6:24:23 AM PST · by pgkdan · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/10/11
    PARIS (AFP) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it. "My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure," he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups. "Of course we must all respect differences, but we do not want... a society where communities coexist side by side.
  • Multiculturalism has failed, says French president

    02/10/2011 4:54:50 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies
    AFP ^ | 02/10/2011 | Staff
    PARIS (AFP) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it. "My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure," he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.
  • Another "Must Read" on the Multicultural Push Back

    02/10/2011 6:10:39 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 9 replies
    Mr. Forman's Planet ^ | February 10, 2011 | Seth Forman
    There is another “must read.” A few days ago I reported that British Prime Minister David Cameron pronounced at a Munich conference that “State Multiculturalism Has Failed.” Today there appears in the Wall Street Journal an excellent column explaining the west’s “awakening” to this tragic experiment called “multiculturalism,” which is really a cloak for “moral relativism” and “non-judgmentalism.” All links and more commentary at