Earlier today The Blaze reported on a planned rally for Thursday of this week in support of Shariah Law replacing the U.S. Constitution:
Some say that the rise of protests like this one are the fruits of "multiculturalism." For decades, Americans have been told that we have to be more open and accepting of the various cultures of people immigrating to our country. We do not have an official language and do not demand that people learn English.
However Europe has shown us that the concept of multiculturalism has more to do with fracturing a nation than diversifying or enriching it. Leaders in England, Germany, and Spain have all come forward and made the bold statement that the concept of "multiculturalism" just doesn't work.
British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to the European Union:
The Prime Minster added:
“The ideology of extremism is the problem; Islam emphatically is not. Picking a fight with the latter will do nothing to help us to confront the former.”
“We need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and a much more active, muscular liberalism. A passively tolerant society says to its citizens, as long as you obey the law we will just leave you alone. It stands neutral between different values. But I believe a genuinely liberal country does much more; it believes in certain values and actively promotes them.
Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, democracy, the rule of law, equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality. It says to its citizens, this is what defines us as a society: to belong here is to believe in these things.”
Last Fall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was speaking at a meeting of the conservative CDU, the Christian Democratic Union and made herself quite clear on the topic as well:
"Multikulti, the concept that we are now living side by side and are happy about it, does not work. This approach has failed, utterly."
French President Sarkozy made his thoughts perfectly clear:
"Our Muslim compatriots must be able to live and practice their religion like any of our Jewish, Protestant, or Catholic compatriots. But it must be about an Islam of France and not an Islam within France."
To help us understand it, here's PJTV's Andrew Klavan offering his unique insights on the theory of Multiculturalism.