Is forced multiculturalism to blame for second generation Muslim killers?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 14, 2016
While we spend a lot of time yakking about vetting the first generation of Muslim migrants to America, it is pretty clear it is the second generation we need to be worried about. So much for America’s much ballyhooed magical melting pot!
When I saw this article yesterday at the Washington Times by Stephen Dinan entitled: ‘Ultimate sleeper cell: U.S.-born kids of immigrants are fertile jihadist recruiting grounds.’ I immediately thought of a report we featured here at RRW in our first year—2007—about how multicultural, highly diverse neighborhoods don’t bring about community cohesion, but, in fact, weaken bonds between people in their neighborhoods.
First, here is what Dinan points out after referencing the Orlando fiend:
He follows in the footsteps of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino, California, terrorists who was the son of Pakistanis; Nadir Soofi, one of two men who attacked a drawing competition in Garland, Texas, last year and whose father was from Pakistan; and then-Maj. Nidal Hassan, the child of Palestinian immigrants whose shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 set off the modern round of deadly lone-wolf attacks.
Maybe humans are all nativists?
Granted Mohammed’s call to kill infidels is pretty strong, but what if it is especially appealing to those who are completely mentally destabilized by having no cultural roots. Don’t get me wrong, I am not making excuses. But, I’m trying to say that human nature is such that we need roots. We need people around us who share the same culture, the same values, the same history, who grew up just like we did!
What if forced multiculturalism is so disruptive that latching on to Islamic supremacism is the only way these jihadists find stability (and Islamic leaders know it and exploit this insecurity).
The Islamist leaders (like CAIR) don’t really want to live in a diverse society any more than some of us do. They are just more crafty in how they present their views because they are assuming they will win in the end through migration and by using our political process and the new American caliphate will be born eventually. Why bother letting their Leftwing political friends know the truth now.
Back to the 2007 report…..
The report I’m thinking of is this one—Robert Putnam’s ‘Bowling with our own.’ (2007 article by John Leo, here):
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, is very nervous about releasing his new research, and understandably so. His five-year study shows that immigration and ethnic diversity have a devastating short- and medium-term influence on the social capital, fabric of associations, trust, and neighborliness that create and sustain communities. He fears that his work on the surprisingly negative effects of diversity will become part of the immigration debate, even though he finds that in the long run, people do forge new communities and new ties.
Putnam’s study reveals that immigration and diversity not only reduce social capital between ethnic groups, but also within the groups themselves. Trust, even for members of one’s own race, is lower, altruism and community cooperation rarer, friendships fewer. The problem isn’t ethnic conflict or troubled racial relations, but withdrawal and isolation. Putnam writes: “In colloquial language, people living in ethnically diverse settings appear to ‘hunker down’—that is, to pull in like a turtle.”
In the 41 sites Putnam studied in the U.S., he found that the more diverse the neighborhood, the less residents trust neighbors.
That is about as far as I’m willing to go with this (I hate long esoteric discussions!) and besides I’m not saying anything new, others have said it better than I can.
Calling Donald Trump!
I do want to direct you (and The Donald) to an excellent suggestion penned by Daniel Pipes in 2013. He had the completely novel idea of resettling refugees in their own CULTURAL ZONES. We wrote about it here, and said this:
Immigration restriction advocates are always on the defense when dealing with the open borders agitators demanding we should be “good” people and let ’em all in. Pipes has a suggestion—and we should all be promoting it in the media and with our US Senators and Members of Congress—resettle Muslim refugees in their own “culture zone” which Pipes calls “Arabia.”
We can be tough now and propose something like Pipe’s plan….
….Or, our other choice is to follow the political Left’s prescription, open our gates even further and force multiculturalism mostly on white Judeo-Christian communities. (They never force ethnic groups to welcome other ethnic groups or white people to ethnic communities). We can wait for through about 4 generations of killings (Orlando) and by that time western civilization will be dead and we will be a sharia-governed country where the Left will be the biggest loser of all because Islam hates most of what they revere (Orlando!)!
That choice will be made now in the year of our Lord 2016!
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