2017-10-09 17:08:19 UTC
Multiculturalism Is Splintering the West
by Giulio Meotti
October 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
Multiculturalism is leading to the "partition", the separation of European
societies. – Alexandre Mendel, author of the new book, Partition: A
Chronicle of the Islamist Secession in France.
Under European multiculturalism, Muslim women lost many rights they should
have had in Europe. Multiculturalism is, in fact, based on the legalization
of a parallel sharia society, which is founded on the rejection of Western
values, above all equality and freedom.
The European establishment closed its eyes while Muslim supremacists were
violating the rights of its own people.
The European Union's official statistics on terrorism are dramatic:
"In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks were reported
by eight EU Member States. More than half (76) of them were reported by the
United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy 17, Spain 10, Greece 6,
Germany 5, Belgium 4 and the Netherlands 1 attack. 142 victims died in
terrorist attacks, and 379 were injured in the EU. 1,002 persons were
arrested for terrorist offences in 2016".
These countries all tried to integrate Muslim communities, but all came to
the same dead end. "As long as that continues, the failure of integration
will pose a mortal threat to Europe", the Wall Street Journal wrote after a
suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. According to a new book
by the French reporter Alexandre Mendel, Partition: Chronique de la
sécession islamiste en France ("Partition: A Chronicle of the Islamist
Secession in France"), multiculturalism is leading to the separation of
It is also leading to constant waves of terror attacks. Last August, on a
single day, Islamists killed 20 Europeans in Barcelona and Finland. A month
later, they slaughtered two girls in Marseille, and in Birmingham a Shiite
boy was brutally wounded. That is the deadly harvest of Europe's
multiculturalism. It is the most romanticized, seductive European ideology
There is an "increasingly permanent chain of 'suspended communities' nesting
within nations throughout the West", the American historian Andrew Michta
"The emergence of these enclaves, reinforced by elite policies of
multiculturalism, group identity politics, and the deconstruction of Western
heritage, has contributed to the fracturing of Western European nations".
Only twenty minutes separate the Marais, the elegant quarter of Paris where
Charlie Hebdo's offices were located, and Gennevilliers, a suburb that
houses 10,000 Muslims, where the Kouachi brothers, who gunned down Charlie
Hebdo's cartoonists, were born and raised. In Birmingham there is a suburb,
Sparkbrook, which has produced one-tenth of the England's jihadists. All of
Europe's biggest cities have separated enclaves where Islamic apartheid now
There, Burqas and beards mean something. Dressing has always symbolized
loyalty to a lifestyle, a civilization. When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk abolished
the Caliphate in Turkey, he forbade beards for men and veils for women. The
proliferation of Islamic symbols in Europe's ghettos now demarcates the
separation of these suburbs. The new leader of England's UK Independence
Party (UKIP), Henry Bolton, recently said that the Britain is "buried" by
Islam and "swamped" by multiculturalism.
(Image sources: Yann Caradec, Coco0612/Wikimedia Commons)
"Multiculturalism," according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord
Carey of Clifton, "has led to honour killings, female genital circumcision
and the establishment of sharia law in inner-city pockets throughout the
UK." Under European multiculturalism, Muslim women lost many rights they
should have had in Europe. They face "honor crimes" for refusing to wear an
Islamic veil; for dressing up in Western clothes; for meeting with Christian
friends; for converting to another faith; for seeking a divorce; for
resisting being beaten and for being too "independent".
It is one of the great ironies of multiculturalism: five European NATO
members are now fighting in Afghanistan against the Taliban who enslave
women, while in Europe the same thing is taking place in our own ghettos.
Under multiculturalism, polygamy has increased, along with female genital
mutilation (500,000 cases across Europe). Multiculturalism is, in fact,
based on the legalization of a parallel sharia society, which is founded on
the rejection of Western values, above all equality and freedom.
In addition, the fear of "offending" Islamic minorities has been leading to
wishful blindness. That is what happened in Rotherham, a city of 117,000
people in northern England, where the mass-rape and grooming of at least
1,400 children by "rape gangs of Pakistani origin" was allowed to go on for
Under multiculturalism, anti-Semitism has also skyrocketed, especially in
France. The French weekly L'Express just devoted an entire issue to the "new
malaise of the French Jews".
All Europe's recent political earthquakes are a consequence of the failure
of multiculturalism. As the British Historian Niall Ferguson said, the main
reason for Brexit was immigration.
"Many people in the UK looked at the refugee crisis in Europe and thought:
if they get a German passport, they will come to Britain and we will not be
able to stop them. This was a key issue for voters, and legitimately,
because the Germans had opened the doors to a vast influx from the Muslim
world. If you looked at these things from the United Kingdom, the reaction
was: wait a moment, what if they come here?"
In the Netherlands, the rise of Geert Wilders is the direct result of the
murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a Dutch Islamist and the
anti-multiculturalism backlash that followed it. In France, Marine Le Pen's
political ascent coincided with two years of major terror attacks, in which
230 French citizens were murdered.
Moreover, the extraordinary success in the recent general election of the
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is the consequence of Chancellor Angela
Merkel's fatal decision to open the doors to over a million refugees and
migrants. Beatrix von Storch, an AfD leader, just said to BBC that "Islam
does not belong to Germany". She explained that it is one thing to allow
Muslims privately to preach their Islamic faith, but another to appease
political Islam, which is trying to change German democracy and society.
The European establishment has closed its eyes while Muslim supremacists
were violating the rights of its own people. Many Islamists then knocked at
the doors of Europe with ever more determination. Multiculturalism has been
killing and destabilizing Europe as only Nazism and Communism have done
Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and