There’s a few interesting signs that the western world is awakening from its slumber. David Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, announces that multiculturalism has failed and that Muslims are not assimilating and it’s their fault as well as the fault of the idiotic multiculturalist philosophy.
Certain neoconservatives, typically perhaps but still in a welcome move, have noted that democracy and the Arab world do not mix. Their motive, of course, is not idealism but love of Israel. But it’s good to see that a generally good thing, self government, is being recognized as bad when it leads to bad things. The real question is why these fools were so foolish about the prospects of democracy in Iraq. My guess is that Bush’s idealism and pathological refusal to make generalizations about other cultures had a lot to do with it. And for many neoconservatives (and real conservatives too) the whole democracy thing was window dressing to take out a regime that was perceived as hostile to US interests and Israeli interests.
Finally, aSenate committee has noted that Nidal Hasan, the Army Major who shot up his infidel colleagues, could have been stopped if the Army and the other authorities were not so hidebound by political correctness. Seriously, if we mean to win this war on Islamic extremism, we must name the enemy. Instead, it’s as if the US was at war with “certain German extremists” in World War II rather than the entire German nation, which as a practical matter was the case then and now with respect to a goodly swath of the Muslim world.