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Re: Multiculturalislam

Reader comment on item: The End of Treason

Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Aug 25, 2005 at 18:26

Dr Pipes,
I have little more to add to my preceding comments but I must object to the idea that governments in the west now have an obligation to build concensus around a war in the manner which you suggest. The deck is stacked against them in every way. Generally speaking the media has been of one political alignment since the late 1960s. I can think of only one military campaign that has recieved the support of the media in Australia and that is our foray into East Timor - the reason for this support may have been mere self interest as in the original invasion two Australian Journalists were killed with evidence of high level Indonesian military complicity. Naturally a brotherhood of journalists unforgiving of this action went to work against this the single largest Islamic state in the world. The story was different elsewhere - Michael Moore in backing his argument that both political parties in the US were in fact the same entity cited the fact that both the Democratic and Republican parties backed the Australian campaign in East Timor. Similarly left wing know nothings went to work around the world attacking Australia and its "racist war" without any knowledge of the facts (ie Indonesia had killed over a third of that nations population in its occupation, the population was predominantly Christian, the population was of a different ethnic extraction to the Javanese Indonesian aggressors and was engaged in its own popular struggle for freedom. They even ignored the UN vote which traveled squarely in favor of independence despite violent intimidation for it to do otherwise).

With bias of this magnitude how can western governments expect any objectivity for any campaign in the present and into the future. If Islamism is a virus then western liberalism is a cancer - as long as the latter remains there will always be something that threatens the west even if Islam's radical adherents cease to be a threat. We simply lack the ideological capacity to even refute dishonest allegations made about ourselves much less justify an honest military defence of our countries.

Look once again to the brand of Multiculturalism that we practice and I refer to one of Dr Pipe's earlier articles in which he pointed out that prayers rooms had been placed in hundreds of police stations all around England for Muslim use. Multiculturalism is a unilateral phenomenon with benefits, understanding, respect, love, peace and forgiveness travelling in one direction only - away from the population that identify themselves as being western (not just the white people but any person who regards themselves as English, American or Australian first rather than second or not at all). For the others who choose to occupy our countries without truly being a part of them it's all rights and no responsabilities - and in this and the acceptance of this the true death of treason may lie.

To this end I have a proposal - inspired by the grand Islamic tradition of Dhimmification of minorities and our apparent Dhimmification of the majority within our own countries "multiculturalism" would more aptly be labelled "multiculturalislam." I believe that this homonym captures the true essence of western modernity.

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