Monday, January 18, 2016

Must Read: "More British Than the British: Cultural Assimilation Today

This is quite an interesting essay by Ian Buruma.

I would urge you to read the whole thing. 

It shows the eager assimilation of German Jews into British society, and the author ends it with a rather silly and bone-headed conclusion. Although he is aware that Muslims in Europe are not, (and frankly cannot be) the "new Jews", he nonetheless clings to the idea that they "just" need to be embraced and given a chance, etc..which is complete bollocks. 

He comes to the completely wrong, silly utopian conclusion, when all the evidence is clearly to the contrary:

"To be sure, there was no Jewish equivalent of violent jihadism. But most Europeans with a Muslim background are not jihadis. They want to be accepted. Violence is all the more likely when they are not. "

So much stupid in such a short paragraph. Pity.