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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: DeepThoughtCriminal
Integration is stifling and kills a culture. Multiculturalism without check can lead to the same thing.
There are simply some aspects of some cultures that are incompatible with our modern consensus of ethics and human morality. There are cultures with atrocious human rights records and complete intolerance for others, built right into them. To think those can be integrated or even included into an enlightened culture is naive.
There are certain standards a culture must meet before joining the rest of the world. The problem is that, by examining their flaws, we expose our own. For example, to outright deny Shariah law (which we should), we are forced to look at our own ingrained theocratic tendencies. This makes many people uncomfortable. We will never solve this until we become a secular society with no room or patience for religion or harmful cultural practices.
originally posted by: and14263
On the flip side immigration (not just multiculturalism) does indeed breed poverty, lower wages, worse working conditions etc etc
But it can benefit the economy - unless your nation has a sappy benefits system. Then you have to ask why it is all happening... ...
originally posted by: Hellhound604
multi-culturism creates a moving, non-stagnant society, able to meet the challenges f the future. A mono-cultural society walks on a single track, just wants to know what it knows, not able to meet new challenges, much less able to adapt to it. Same as mono-cultures in agriculture vs multi-cultures. The one are fitter, healthier and better adpated to future changes, the other is boring, stagnant and unable to cope with changes unless you poison every little threat to it.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
I used to live in London which is very multi cultural. I lived as a minority in camberwell and loved it. Greek restaurants Indian restaurants Turkish sweet shop, American fast food and a vibrant street party culture. Now I live in a small village. All white and middle class, hardly the most exciting place to live. The local pub is called the black boy. Which is the most multi cultured thing about the place.
Following residents' 7am alert to the suspicious motorbike abandoned overnight on Phupha Phakdi Road, police sealed the scene for the bomb squad's inspection of the vehicle. They found the 10kg pipe bomb in an under-seat compartment.
TAK BAI: FOUR forensic police officers and an accompanying security team had a narrow escape yesterday morning when a motorcycle bomb exploded just after the two-truck convoy they were travelling in passed the site of the bomb in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district.
Police are blaming insurgents for the attack.
The attention focused last week on the Ontario branch of al-Huda, the same religious school the San Bernardino killer Tashfeen Malik attended in Pakistan, is just one example of increasing Saudi-funded Islamic fundamentalism all over Canada.
Radical mosques with reported ties to terrorist organizations have flourished in and around Toronto as well as in Montreal, while some politicians, including Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, have been reluctant to constrain or even criticize these groups, defending them in the name of diversity and multiculturalism.
For instance, the Mississauga, Ontario, branch of the al-Huda school closed for at least one day last week after CBC reported that four girls who studied there left Canada to join the so-called Islamic State.
“Farhat Hashmi runs al-Huda and denies that jihad is being taught there,” Dr. Farzana Hassan of the moderate Canadian Muslim Congress told The Daily Beast. “She’s not telling the truth. I’ve listened to her podcasts in the Urdu language. She praises jihad and says women should participate. There is a possibility of impressionable young women hearing that and being radicalized.”
originally posted by: 727Sky
We are advised to NOT judge ALL races or religions by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.