If you want to see multiculturalism in action, look at the United Kingdom.
The UK is home to 85 Sharia Courts, and according to the Daily Mail “To supporters, including many on the Left, such courts provide a unique and valuable service to the Muslim community by helping its members stay true to Sharia law, a legal system derived from the Koran and the rulings of Islamic scholars, known as fatwas.”
(Under multiculturalism, “tolerance” means being tolerant of extreme intolerance and brutality, apparently.)
The refugee crisis appears to have been a catalyst to provide a major wake-up call, and as reported by Breitbart, some in the UK are finally starting to understand they danger they’re in.
Trevor Phillips, a former elected member of the Labour Party who served as the Chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2003-2012 will present “What British Muslims Really Think” on Wednesday. An ICM poll released to the Times ahead of the broadcast reveals:
- One in five Muslims in Britain never enter a non-Muslim house;
- 39 per cent of Muslims, male and female, say a woman should always obey her husband;
- 31 per cent of British Muslims support the right of a man to have more than one wife;
- 52 per cent of Muslims do not believe that homosexuality should be legal;
- 23 per cent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law rather than the laws laid down by parliament.
As you can imagine based on these statistics, the film doesn’t take a positive view of multiculturalism – an uncommon position among those in the UK’s Labour party.
Even more surprising than a liberal actually daring to criticize Islam today is just who this particular liberal is.
Phillips commissioned “the Runnymede report” into Britain and Islamophobia in 1997 which, according to both Phillips himself and academics across the country, popularized the phrase which has now become synonymous with any criticism – legitimate or not – of Islam or Muslims.
And while he is cautious to note that many Muslims in Britain are grateful to be here… there is a widening gap in society with many Muslims segregating themselves.
“It’s not as though we couldn’t have seen this coming. But we’ve repeatedly failed to spot the warning signs,” he admits.
“Twenty years ago… I published the report titled Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All, we thought that the real risk of the arrival of new communities was discrimination against Muslims. Our 1996 survey of recent incidents showed that there was plenty of it around. But we got almost everything else wrong.”
“We estimated that the Muslim population of the UK would be approaching 2 [million] by 2020. We underestimated by nearly a million. We predicted that the most lethal threat to Muslims would come from racial attacks and social exclusion. We completely failed to foresee the urban conflicts of 2001 that ravaged our northern cities. And of course we didn’t dream of 9/11 and the atrocities in Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Brussels and London.
“Oddly, the biggest obstacles we now face in addressing the growth of this nation-within-a-nation are not created by British Muslims themselves. Many of our (distinctly un-diverse) elite political and media classes simply refuse to acknowledge the truth. Any undesirable behaviours are attributed to poverty and alienation. Backing for violent extremism must be the fault of the Americans. Oppression of women is a cultural trait that will fade with time, nothing to do with the true face of Islam.”
“Even when confronted with the growing pile of evidence to the contrary, and the angst of the liberal minority of British Muslims, clever, important people still cling to the patronizing certainty that British Muslims will, over time, come to see that “our” ways are better.”
Some of my journalist friends imagine that, with time, the Muslims will grow out of it. They won’t.”
If only they didn’t realize how wrong they were until after the fact.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]