If you do not know who Hirsi Ali is, read this.
Do some reading on this brave lady and you will soon see just why I fear for Europe. In fact, just read this Times article and you will know why.
“You pretend it’s fine, you laugh about Londonistan, but you have all these terrorists who don’t accept basic British values. And you don’t really talk about it.”
Tolerance for others is one thing. I see nothing wrong with respecting another person's social mores and traditions. But when that person's mores and traditions call for the destruction of mine, I tend to draw the line, right there.
She insists her new employer, the American Enterprise Institute, will let her stoke such dangerous fires, unlike timid old Europe: “I think it is why Europe is going down the drain. The United States seems more comfortable with competing ideas.”
Ah but, there are many in this country that do not like competing ideas. Try having an opinion different from them and you'll hear how insensitive you are, how intolerant you are, and yes, how racist you are.
It may not be as bad as Ms. Ali describes the scene in Europe (yet), but if we are not careful, we will allow ourselves to go down that same path. Europe may be home to many of our ancestors and much of our present-day culture has been derived from theirs. But, I would strongly caution against using the Europe Ms. Ali has experienced, as a model for this country.