Beheadings, Bombings, and Bluster: Why the Real Islamic Threat is Cultural Invasion
As the world braces for another major battle in the war on terror, the real threat of Islam continues to make progress in the form of cultural assimilation. Muslim immigrants and refugees from war-torn countries don’t participate in anything resembling what most people would call cultural assimilation, of course. Liberals tells us that we must invite people of different faiths and backgrounds to our country to ensure a rich and diverse America. What Islamic transplants do, though, is something more like cultural invasion.
For the liberal idea of multiculturalism to work, you have to believe in the willingness of immigrants to adopt their new culture just as we adopt parts of theirs. But, as we’ve seen all over the world, this simply doesn’t happen. Muslims want nothing to do with Western culture. In fact, they go as far as to fight it, claiming that it is disrespectful to their beliefs and heritage to even suggest that they attempt to assimilate.
In 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke out against state multiculturalism in a controversial speech. “Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream…We’ve even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run completely counter to our values. So, when a white person holds objectionable views, racist views for instance, we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practices come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious frankly – frankly, even fearful – to stand up to them.”
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone on record, calling multiculturalism an utter failure. Australia, Spain, and much of Europe has seen the first-hand effects of what happens when these cultures run up against the values of Western society. Instead of embracing their adopted homelands, these Muslims segregate themselves ever further, eventually radicalizing into what we see on the ground in Iraq.
American Politicians Have It Wrong
President Obama and his predecessors have always been careful to delineate the difference between being at war with terrorists and being at war with Islam. But there is no other way around it – from a cultural standpoint, the West is most certainly at war with Islam. When it comes to the most radical among them, we have a military that’s more than capable of the task. When it comes to the subtler war, though, we’re still far behind the enemy.
Every Christmas, we get to witness how far America is willing to bend over backwards to make sure no one feels excluded. For two hundred years, Christmas was openly celebrated. Only for the last twenty years have we let the left force multiculturalism on us, replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” and other weaselly greetings. Meanwhile, see how many concessions predominately Muslim countries make for their ethnic and religious minorities. Hint: none.
When engaged in a war of this kind, the winners aren’t the ones with the biggest guns but rather those most unwilling to compromise. Think about the average Muslim and then think about the average American politician. Who do you think is going to blink first?