Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Problem With Multiculturalism

Muslim women wearing the hijab (top left), niqab (top right), tchador (bottom left) and burqa (bottom right). In the days since 9/11, critics have argued that official multiculturalism, which holds all cultures equal, forces Canadian society to accept traditions that are incompatible with individual rights and freedoms.


The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is kind of a grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house.
—Muslim Brotherhood strategic plan for North America, 1991. Discovered in 2004 during an FBI raid on a house in Anandale, Virginia.

OTTAWA — A couple of days after the 9/11 attacks, Raheel Raza received a phone call from a minister at the United Church in the Toronto neighbourhood where she lives. The minister wanted Raza to speak at the church that coming Sunday, to say something that might help the congregation understand the horrific events.

"She said her parishioners were terribly upset and she wanted a Muslim to speak to her congregation and I was the Muslim she knew best," says Raza, recalling that phone call 10 years later. "I didn't know what to say. What could I tell them? I was as shocked as anybody."

Nevertheless, Raza, a journalist and activist, accepted the invitation. "But I had to make a choice. Was I going to be an apologist for Islam or was I going to actually address the issue of what was wrong with Islam."

She chose the latter.

That Sunday, Raza stood in the church pulpit and told 250 parishioners that those 19 Muslims who took part in the 9/11 attacks represented a perverse interpretation of Islam, and, yes, that perversion was present in North America as part of a deliberate effort to Islamize the West.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/life/Canada+after+Part+trouble+with+multiculturalism/5358736/story.html#ixzz1Xrwl1lG5

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