Here’s the video of French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s opinion that multiculturalism has failed in France. Thanks goes to Eeyore at Vlad Tepes for the clip.
There is a correction on the translation provided in the video. At 3:52 Sarkozy actually says, “We are a laïque country” (kind of secularism).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first European leader to admit multiculturalism failed, and British Prime Minister David Cameron said the same last week. For those who keep demanding that North America follow Europe’s example, what do you have to say about this? I would definitely support Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he wanted to make similar statements about multiculturalism in Canada. I don’t think President Barack Obama has the courage to make such a statement, but I doubt that would be a problem for a Republican successor. John Sexton is right, it is about time that America, as well as Canada, take this step.
When we talk about the failure of multiculturalism, we aren’t talking about the failure of people to accept others of different cultures. Canada is accepting to a fault in this regard. What we are talking about is the failure of others to accept the culture of the country they are moving to. A growing problem with an increasingly intolerant Muslim community that is unwilling to be part of Western society. For example, we saw this kind of intolerance recently when a dozen Muslim families demanded that Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division allow their children excused from compulsory elementary school music and coed physical education programs for religious and cultural reasons. Here’s the discussion on ‘The Michael Coren Show’ concerning this story via SDAMatt2.
I’ll end this post with two more videos. The first is another clip from ‘The Michael Coren Show’ with Wednesday’s panel discussing David Cameron’s belief that multiculturalism has failed in the United Kingdom. The second is from British writer Pat Condell. Though I don’t agree with much he has to say, especially his ignorant and downright hateful statements on Christianity, I do think he make a good point in his latest video concerning the British Prime Minister’s comments.