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Originally posted by loagun
What????? People are getting mad that Muslims cannot practice hate groups in Britain? Is this what I read? Who in the right mind is siding with the allowance of Muslim extremest demonstrating hate within the boarders of other nations??
If anyone is calling this act racists, or bigotry then I have no idea what your idea of a perfect multicultural nation would be. Oh wait it's called Canada, and Muslim's aren't allowed to be terrorist here either.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
Don't be completely inane, my good sir.
Multiculturalism is not the issue. Its the fact that a majority of the asian population segregates themselves from the normal society. Multiculturalism is about blending of culture and peoples. Living within close proximity to one another and segregating oneself from other groups is not multiculturalism.
"Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism," the Prime Minister will say. While a "passively tolerant" society allows its citizens to do what they like, so long as they do not break the law, a genuinely liberal country "believes in certain values and actively promotes them," Mr Cameron will say. "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 these things. "Each of us in our own countries must be unambiguous and hard-nosed about this defence of our liberty.
Originally posted by cushycrux
Multiculturalism doesn't work and you applaud that? What did you win? Are you silly?!
Originally posted by chocise
I think it was proved to have failed decades ago. That the UK is now finally attempting to assert some kind of identity is no real surprise either.
I recon it might be way too late [& probably too little]... but it does make the assumption of there being something morally aspirational about being British, or English, a sense of Britishness, which I find odd as the UK is in fact somewhat divided now. It seems convenient to say 'British' when a moral need arises. It's also a little ironic.
Originally posted by Justinkase
great so now EVERYONE has less rights... the multiculturism wasnt a problem, everyone should have the same rights,the rights of freemen, im 'british' but i wasnt born in britain, i was born on the earth, who drew these lines on land? i have the human right to go anywhere and do anything i want as long as i am peaceful.
Cameron: It's time to stop tolerating the Islamic extremists and get immigrants to respect British 'core values'
Originally posted by chocise
reply to post by spikey
I agree with a lot of what you say. It's only ironic [to me] in the sense one has a system/state asserting a set of moral values/judgments on its populace, when it's that same system/state which created the failure [within society] in the first place.
edit on 5-2-2011 by chocise because: typo
Originally posted by spikey
Not at all.
The four separate countries that go to make up Great Britain, may have their own parliaments and assemblies, but we all consider ourselves British, just as all the states in the US consider themselves American.