Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Kooky NY Times Commentary About European Melting Pot

I often have a hard time believing that people like the author of this New York Times commentary piece are for real.

The writer laments as follows:

why are Germans - and not just Germans but other Europeans as well - in such a state of anxiety and uncertainty about matters that have been more or less settled in the world's biggest country of immigration, the United States, for years? Why this discomfort with multiculturalism, this belief that assimilation, accepting the leitkultur, is the only way?

Hmmm...let me see. I can think of several reasons.

Could it be perhaps that they, gasp, don't want female circumcision to become the norm?

Or maybe they don't want to see young women gang raped by sometimes fifty to eighty men at a time

“There was a trial in Lille where a 13-year-old girl was gang raped by 80 men. Sometimes, it’s 80, or 50 or 10. It’s absolutely terrible,” says Bellil. “In the case of Argenteuil, it was horrible. A young woman was raped in a school. Of course, everybody knew, but they're so afraid of these young men that they prefer to close their eyes. That's the price of peace in the ghettos.”

When the verdicts came down in this case, the courthouse turned into a madhouse. Eighteen teenagers were convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl over a two-month period. But what really shocked France was how the mothers of those boys reacted.

“You call this justice, seven years in prison for some oral sex,” says one mother. “It's the girl who should be behind bars.”

Or perhaps, they don't want what happened to young Sohane Benziane to be the norm:

Sohane was burned alive in the basement of an apartment complex by a gang leader who had told her that he didn't want to see her on his turf. After her murder, her sister, Kahina, dedicated a memorial at the site of her killing.

And just in case there was any doubt about where loyalties lie in these projects, when the young man accused of killing Sohane returned with police to show how he had doused her with gasoline, the highrise he had controlled broke out in cries of support.

Now how on earth are decent, civilized human beings supposed to co-exist with people who believe that pouring gasoline over a woman and setting her on fire is a good thing? Never mind what crazy Richard Bernstein of The New York Times says about assimilation not being important.

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