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Multiculturalism (as practiced) is lazy and cowardly

Reader comment on item: The Rushdie Fatwa 25 Years Later
in response to reader comment: Lies in the West and Islam

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 18, 2014 at 02:15

Dear Dr Pipes: you are right when you question multiculturalism as it is practiced today. While we should show basic amounts of acceptance of all cultures we should not show blind acceptance of all aspects of no culture. But discriminating between what is right and wrong takes work and openly expressing distinction between competing positions requires courage. In this respect, multiculturalism which issues blanket approval of all positions is either laziness or cowardice or both. Extending your analogy if I declare all cuisines to be delicious, I can conveniently choose not to offend any of the cooks.


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