February 6, 2011
(Video) British PM Cameron To Europeans: 'State Multiculturalism Has Failed'Topics: Eurabia, International News, Islamic Fascism, Understanding Islam
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Europeans to wake up to Islamic extremism ... telling the annual Munich Security Conference that "Multiculturalism has failed":
Prime Minister David Cameron - 'State Multiculturalism Has Failed' - This is due to Labour's soft immigration approach and making Britain a soft touch target for immigrants, and by intriducing silly laws... that forbid you to say anything that might (even) be just a joke ...David Stringer reports at the AP (emphasis mine):
[...] Europe must stamp out intolerance of Western values within its own Muslim communities and far-right groups if it is to defeat the roots of terrorism, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday.Take the time to read the entire piece.
Cameron told the annual Munich Security Conference that European governments have been too tolerant of some sectors of society that publicly oppose democracy or reject equal rights for all.
He said Britain had found that many convicted terrorists had initially been influenced by so-called "nonviolent extremists" - people who aren't involved in encouraging plots, but denounce Western politics and culture - before going on to carry out violence.
"We won't defeat terrorism simply by the actions we take outside our borders. Europe needs to wake up to what is happening in our own countries," Cameron told the conference.
Both Britain and Germany have had noisy domestic debates about the impact of immigration, and the difficulties of integrating some religious communities, or those who struggle with the language of their new home.
In an attack on Britain's previous government, Cameron said authorities there had been too hesitant to intervene when some sectors of society espoused abhorrent views.
"We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values," Cameron said. "We have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and the mainstream."
[...] "If we are to defeat this threat, I believe it's time to turn the page on the failed policies of the past," Cameron said. "Instead of ignoring this extremist ideology, we - as governments and societies - have got to confront it, in all its forms."
Lessons learned in Europe that we are indeed ignoring here in the U.S.
As Family Security Matters noted back in July 2010, the British government has for far too long indulged Islamists without demanding that they conform to British values. So enmeshed in their "socialist/progressive" experiment, the Labour government under Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown appeared to downplay "Britishness", attempting to subsume all of Britain's inhabitants under an umbrella of multiculturalism. And now here in America, the same games are being played:
[...] A New York "Community Council" decides that it would be "multicultural" and "positive" to have a mosque at Ground Zero. The US government has good relations with the Muslim Public Affairs Council and apparently sees it as an advisory body, even though it has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.Read FSM's entire must-read piece here ...
The current head of NASA, Charles Bolden, recently revealed that his "foremost" mission was to make Muslims feel good about themselves. He was instructed in this by the president "wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering." Michael Griffin, the former head of NASA, has described such an action as "deeply flawed".
The tactic of treating Muslims as special needs cases, or inviting a Muslim to be an "advisor", such as Dalia Mogahed (appointed by President Obama) at the White House, is again deeply flawed. No other religious group exists as an advisor - say from Buddhist, Presbyterian or Sikh communities. Muslims should be treated as citizens and should be expected to behave as Americans, not as if they are ambassadors or that they should "inform" political life. In a democracy, there should be no "special needs" cases that are not voted in by mandate. In a country that prides itself on the separation of Church and State, no religious group should be allowed to "advise" the White House.
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