Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Hirsi Ali On Europe

Hat tip goes to Booker Rising for the link to this London Times article, "You won't beat terror with tolerance".

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.


Ms. Ali:
“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.

4 comments:

All_I_Can_Stands said...

Ah but, there are many in this country that do not like competing ideas.

How true! I have been posting on global warming lately and keep hammering the point home that a scientist who even questions man as the cause of warming is in danger of his job, funding and reputation. Libs just want us to take their word for it, have no free public debate and just sign over billions to KYOTO.

Always On Watch said...

Hirsi Ali is sounding the alarm. And what is HOlland's solution? Shut up the one crying alarm!

Yes, America is more open to competing ideas, but I see the door closing on that as well--pc, multiculti, moral relativism, etc., etc.

LASunsett said...

AICS,

Libs just want us to take their word for it, have no free public debate and just sign over billions to KYOTO.

They want us throw money at everything. To do that, they need money. Did you hear Reid whining about getting rid of the death tax, yesterday?

LASunsett said...

AOW,

Shut up the one crying alarm!

I guess the squeaky wheel doesn't always get the grease.