We turn to the BBC for the details on the British story. At a security conference in Munich on Saturday February 5th, 2011, David Cameron criticized "state multiculturalism" in his first speech as prime minister on radicalization and the causes of terrorism. He argued the UK needed a stronger national identity to prevent people turning to all kinds of extremism. He also signalled a tougher stance on groups promoting Islamist extremism, suggesting there would be greater scrutiny of some Muslim groups which get public money but do little to tackle extremism. He also suggested that ministers should refuse to share platforms or engage with such groups, which should be denied access to public funds and barred from spreading their message in universities and prisons. "Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism," the prime minister said.
The full transcript of Mr. Cameron's speech is available HERE.
Naturally, the British National Party, the only significant political party in the United Kingdom which has faithfully opposed multiculturalism, reacted favorably. BNP Chairman Nick Griffin characterized the speech as a further huge leap for BNP ideas into the political mainstream. Griffin further observed:
“In acknowledging that the multi-cult theory has encouraged racial and cultural divisions that have in turn fuelled the flames of Islamic extremism and contributed to the growth of home-grown Muslim terrorism, Mr. Cameron is stating an obvious truth – and one that my colleagues and I have been viciously attacked for daring to speak out about these problems before it became ‘respectable’ to do so.”
On February 10th, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen praised David Cameron for effectively endorsing her party's patriotic views on multiculturalism and immigration. She suggested that Mr. Cameron's speech on the failures of multiculturalism showed he was taking Britain's Conservatives towards her stance on the issue. "It is exactly this type of statement that has barred us from public life [in France] for 30 years," she told the Financial Times. "I sense an evolution at European level, even in classic governments. I can only congratulate him."
Naturally, French President Nicholas Sarkozy couldn't allow himself to be upstaged by his opposition, so he fired some salvos of his own. When asked about the policy of multiculturalism which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups, Sarkozy said "My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure". Sarkozy explained that while we must all respect differences, we do not want a society where separate communities coexist side by side, saying "If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France". Sarkozy also opined "We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him."
This is what we need to say to foreigners who emigrate to the United States. We should tell them that they are welcome to observe their culture, celebrate their holidays, and speak their language amongst themselves. But we should also tell them that they are not welcome to impose their culture upon us, force us to conduct public business in their language, replace our flag with their flags on our public buildings, and call us "racist" and "nativist" when we object. A big chunk of the blame goes to the elite who have imposed multiculturalism upon us -- specifically, the liberal self-hating guilt-tripping white elite who feel they must do this to "make up" for our history.
If the United Kingdom and France get it, why not us? We need to get behind those relatively few patriotic lawmakers who put America's interests first -- specifically, Rep. Stephen Sandstrom (R-Orem), who's come under ferocious pressure to water down HB70, his immigration enforcement bill. Fifty years ago, Sandstrom would have been considered a hero. Today, he's treated like a political outcast. Multiculturalism has NEVER worked and cannot work -- it is contrary to human nature. Assimilation is the only way.