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Sunday, 24 January 2010
Multiculturalism - Does Islam bring Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Impoverishment?
One of the many ways that our Western Judeo-Christian civilisation can be shown to be superior to Islamic barbarism, is that when examined closely, Islamic culture is seen to be nothing but an impoverished subset of Judeo-Christian culture, with no original features. Consequently, Islamic culture cannot add anything to ours, it can only subtract and destroy.
Every aspect of present-day Muslim culture that appears to be different from our own is in fact already contained within our culture, it's just part of the subset marked 'history'.
So all those primitive aspects such as tribalism, theocracy, punishment by amputations, repression of women, honor killings, blasphemy laws etc are quite familiar to us - but we've been there and done that and rejected it all centuries ago.
As with adolescent vandals, those who lack creativity can only express themselves by destruction, and Muslims are very good at destroying the products of more advanced civilisations (known as 'Jahiliyya') .
If you look carefully at the process of Islamification in the West, you'll see that nothing is being added (apart from babies and mosques), but much is being taken away. Almost every Muslim demand is culturally 'subtractive' rather than 'additive'. They want to remove pig statues, ban alcohol, curb free speech, and stop teaching art, music, drama, biology and other 'un-Islamic' subjects in schools.
The mere presence of Muslims in the West reduces the quality of life, with security restrictions on travel, and non-Muslim women and children in Jihadist-infested cities unable to move and play freely for fear of organised gangs of Islamic sexual predators.
In contrast to the subtractive impacts of Jihadism on Western civilisation, Islamic clerics in in Dar al-Islam are paranoid about the addition of aspects of Western culture such as fashion, music, toys, cinema, art, science etc to their own, which they refer to as 'Westoxication'.
So, no matter what the multiculturalists tell us, Islam cannot bring 'cultural enrichment' to the West - it can only bring cultural impoverishment.
To say that Jihadist immigrants are worthless is to overvalue them. In fact they have a negative cultural worth, because their attempts to Islamify the West are an attempt to reduce the rich culture of a superior civilisation to a backward, depleted, restricted and primitive subset.
Although some foreign cultures are 'enriching' and bring new artforms etc, Islam is culturally impoverishing. All it can do is take away our liberty and restrict our freedom of expression.
Islam is medieval. We've been there, done that, rejected all that theocratic crap, then progressed through the Renaissance and Enlightenment and left Islam in the dust.
Vibrant Cultural Enrichment™
The justification for mass immigration given by NuLabour is that immigrants bring 'Vibrant Cultural Enrichment™ ' to our otherwise drab English lives.
Now to a certain extent this is true. Wherever the Chinese settle you get Chinatowns, which become tourist attractions. In contrast, wherever the Jihadists settle you have ghettoes which become no-go areas. Obviously, some groups are more vibrant than others.
So what have the Muslims contributed to our cultural enrichment?
Zero? - no, the number 0 was a Hindu invention.
In fact they have contributed less than zero, they have a negative effect on all aspects of society.
Islam is a moribund culture that has produced nothing of any significance to the rest of the world for the past five hundred years, with the one exception of the new cinematic genre of 'Jihad-Snuff' videos, showing now at a mosque near you.
Islamists have a deleterious effect on education, with attempts to rewrite history so that the Muslims are given credit for inventing everything, and aggressive demands to ban music, visual arts and drama from the syllabus.
There's the old joke about the difference between the Islamic world and a pot of yoghurt, but it's beyond a joke when they try to impose their repressed and culturally barren stone-age culture on our kids.
They have disrupted our once civilised society. They have made air travel into even more of a nightmare than it was. They have flooded the country with heroin.
Kuffar teenagers in enriched areas are scared to go out in case boys get attacked by gangs of 'Street Jihadists' and girls by gang rapists. Even young children are vulnerable to Islamic paedophile gangs.
They have destroyed trust. We can no longer trust doctors if they are Muslims. We can no longer trust police if they are Muslims.
They have destroyed free speech. We can no longer discuss religion without being arrested. They have given our control-freak government the perfect excuse to increase their surveillance into everybody's lives.
Unlike the far eastern cultures, which have contributed martial arts, visual arts, meditative techniques and so on, Islam has contributed nothing. They are so backwards they cannot create anything new. Their toxic combination of ignorance with aggressive arrogance can only destroy cherished aspects of our traditional culture.
Everything they touch turns to Shi'ite.