The Collapse of Tolerance
September 18, 2007 Leave a comment
One of the brothers from the UK sent me the link to this article this morning. Like the brother who sent it to me, other than the reference to ‘Wahhabis’, I found it rather interesting and thought I’d share it with the rest of you. It’s a short article titled The Collapse of Tolerance: ‘Block Thinking’ About Multiculturalism and the Threat of Islam is Leading Us Towards a Clash of Civilizations.
From the article:
“Multiculturalism” has become a suspect term almost everywhere in the world nowadays, and particularly in Europe. People say things like: “I used to be for openness and toleration of difference, but now I see where it’s leading.” But where is it leading?
Almost every reason for toleration’s apparent fall into disrepute concerns Islam. Even simple requests, like that of schoolgirls to wear headscarves in class, are suddenly freighted with immense political significance and treated as issues that must be resolved at the highest level of government. People – and their elected leaders as well – often have the feeling that such seemingly innocent proposals are in fact part of an ominous “hidden agenda”.
Read on … The Collapse of Tolerance.