Today’s lesson in why it is imperative for Americans to remember and fight for our way of life comes from England where two school boys were given detention after a teacher tried to force them to pray to Allah during a school exercise.
Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent – which included wearing Muslim headgear – was a breach of their human rights.
One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn’t right, it’s taking things too far.
"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn’t join in Muslim prayer.
"Making them pray to Allah, who isn’t who they worship, is wrong…
Luinen is correct, of course, and the parents’ outrage entirely justified, in particular because of the inherently alien nature of Islam with regard to British society.
And the most salient point of all:
"…if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."
England, along with the rest of Europe, is floundering, societally speaking, because of an inability to confront Islam directly. Pointing out that Islam does not belong in Western Europe would be an epic breach of political correctness. As such it cannot be done, regardless of the need.
Meanwhile, European school children are being subjected to inane exercises in multiculturalism like the one described above. The result, whether intended or not, is the appeasement of those who spread Islam through the west and the punishment those who recognize the danger that spread brings with it.
Worse still, religious and civil authorities who ought to be the ones standing firmly behind English and western democratic norms are leading the appeasement agenda. Witness Lord Phillips’ incredible statement in which he said:
"There is no reason why sharia principles, or any other religious code, should not be the basis for mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution…"
On the contrary, there is every reason why Sharia should be denied a foothold in the English legal system. Islamic law is incompatible with the most fundamental conventions of western democracies, including the rights of women to live as equals with men and the recognition of civil authorities as the supreme ruling body of the land, among others.
Think it can’t happen here? Think again. Multiculturalism and the political correctness it requires are both well established in this country as well. When the systemic conflicts begin to take place here, will Americans have the fortitude to reject the relativism that such political correctness demands and stand up for the American way in the court rooms and legislatures of this country?
I hope so. Damn few other countries are.
Happy Independence Day!