Multiculturalism Crumbling, However Late
February 28, 2006, 10:24 PM
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It is fascinating to watch the ideology of multiculturalism deteriorate, as Europeans increasingly admit that all cultures are not morally equal. The ugly evidence about Islam (aka "the Religion of Peace") continues to mount, most recently during the nasty Cartoon Jihad in which enraged Muslims rioted and murdered over drawings showing Islam as inherently violent. None in the howling mobs from London to Indonesia grasped the irony of their behavior.

Even the shallow scribblers over at Newsweek have noticed that the Dutch now insist upon a new social contract with Muslim immigrants in which assimilation is a big part of the deal: "The End of Tolerance."

British writer Douglas Murray is less chipper about Europe's prospects for cultural survival. He has been watching the Netherlands' rapid devolution from being "Europe’s freest country" to a "dark and worried" place, because of Islamic immigration [ We should fear Holland's silence, February 26, 2006, Sunday Times].

Holland 151 with its disproportionately high Muslim population 151 is the canary in the mine. Its once open society is closing, and Europe is closing slowly behind it. It looks, from Holland, like the twilight of liberalism 151 not the "liberalism" that is actually libertarianism, but the liberalism that is freedom. Not least freedom of expression. [...]

Europe is shuffling into darkness. It is proving incapable of standing up to its enemies, and in an effort to accommodate the peripheral rights of a minority is failing to protect the most basic rights of its own people.

Murray was reflecting from Amsterdam, where he and several other scholars of Eurabia (including Robert Spencer and Daniel Pipes) had congregated for the Pim Fortuyn Memorial Conference. Murray wasn't familiar with using a pseudonym for safety reasons, as were some of the other speakers. He observed the high level of security was "just one level below 'national emergency'" 151 as well it should have been, with Members of Parliament Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali still living under constant police protection because of Muslim death threats.

With these warning signs all around, none of our pro-borders stalwarts in Congress has suggested that Muslim immigration be reduced or ended. Why is that?