I came across an article written by my blog friend James Leroy Wilson. Generally I agree with and enjoy reading Wilson’s articles, but I have to say this article didn’t rub me the right way. Here’s an excerpt:
“Which brings us to the problem of Islam. Islam is not just a religion, it is a political ideology. As Muslim immigration and birth rates increase their numbers, they are more likely to insist on enforcing their laws amongst themselves. Over time, their numbers could turn into majorities in certain neighborhoods, then cities. With increasing political power, there is an increased likelihood of Islamic law, or Islam-inspired law being enforced upon everyone.“
Not one of the dozens of English-speaking, highly-skilled Muslims that I’ve lived with worked with have ever suggested that they would prefer any sort of Islamic-inspired laws to be enforced on anyone.
To suggest that the majority of Muslims who immigrate to North America embrace these values is absurd. Then again, most highly-skilled Muslims entering Canada and the U.S. have probably not had US of A Precision-guided munitions dropped on their home.
Also in response to an article referenced in the article entitled “The Downside of Diversity“, did you ever think that maybe diversity in America results in higher crime because these people aren’t given the same opportunities? Did you ever think that maybe discrimination toward ethnic groups might be a contributing factor to an increase in crime?
Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world (“Almost three-quarters of Torontonians aged 15 or older have direct ties to immigration“). Toronto also has one of the lowest crime rates in North America.
Maybe the fact that diversity is embraced explains why Toronto can be so multi-cultural and yet maintain such a low crime rate.
Stereotyping all Muslims in the world as a result of a very small proportion of bad apples is in itself a contributing cause of racism and discrimination. Comparing Nazis to Muslims is also offensive. I truly wish people would stop accepting the media and US Government negative portrayal of Muslims. Let’s face it, the Government has to sell its wars and portraying Muslims as the enemy is a necessary evil to support this military-industrial complex.
I’ve said this 100 million times, but I’ll say it again: If the 1+ billion Muslims in the world were all terrorists the world would have much bigger problems to deal with.