‘Multiculturalism – tribalism recycled’

“The bombings in London have finally put the multicultural ideal under closer scrutiny…. At its deepest level, multiculturalism represents a denial of all Western claims to truth. The purpose of multiculturalism is to extirpate the truly free cultures by asserting that they are equivalent to primitive, Islamic cultures…. If all cultures and religions are equally worthy of respect, why didn’t the West remain in the age when we burned witches and held slaves? We progressed and left Islam behind because we possessed the ability to criticize ourselves and move on. The only cultures worthy of respect are those who can withstand scrutiny. If yours is too weak to survive this treatment, then you do not belong in a Western society.”

Wolfgang Bruno’s blog, 3 October 2005

Note the approving nod to Kenan Malik.