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David Cameron: ‘Multiculturalism Has Failed’

And you thought the only lesson Americans could learn from our cousins across the Atlantic was the need to cut back on government in the face of gigantic debts.

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John Boot

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February 18, 2011 - 12:12 am
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And you thought the only lesson Americans could learn from our cousins across the Atlantic was the need to cut back on government in the face of gigantic debts. It turns out that our Europals are also unafraid to deal with one or two other subjects that inspire only blithering bromides in the U.S. — such as the consequences of multiculturalism and the clash of Islam vs. the values of liberal democracy.

The next time you hear a politically outraged Hollywood personality threatening to flee the U.S., it may be a conservative in search of a more ideologically congenial home in Europe.

On February 5th, British Prime Minister David Cameron stated an obvious truth that few public figures have the courage to call attention to: that a happy coexistence of Islam and the West will happen when Islam accepts and adapts to our ways, not the other way around.

In remarks delivered in the (wittily chosen) city of Munich — historical HQ for appeasement — Cameron said, “When a white person holds objectionable views — racism, for example — we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly too fearful, to stand up to them.”

He added, “Some organizations that seek to present themselves as a gateway to the Muslim community are showered with public money despite doing little to combat extremism.” For those groups that do not share a commitment to our values, such as integration and “universal human rights, including for women and people of other faiths,” Cameron said there should be “no public money. … We must stop these groups from reaching people in publicly funded institutions — like universities and prisons.”

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