Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Mass Immigration Erodes American Culture

What happens when you admit millions of immigrants from cultures entirely alien to your own? Social disaster for your own culture, that's what. Combine that immigration with the ideologies of multiculturalism and political correctness, and you have created the recipe for your own culture's extinction>.

(CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. A southwest suburban school district has taken action, responding to the concerns of a Muslim parent.

But now, as CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports, other parents are angry that traditional school holidays will be renamed or even eliminated.

"That does not represent all the Muslims, all of the Arabs at that school," said Qais Nofel, the father of a student in Ridgeland School District 122.

There was some heated discussion between parents outside Columbus Manor Elementary School in Oak Lawn on Friday. The thought of no more traditional holiday celebrations has many parents really upset.

For now, children in Ridgeland School District 122 will celebrate fall festival instead of Halloween and winter festival instead of Christmas.

Brenda Elvidge said, "It's not fair to our kids. This is America and that's an American tradition."

Ms. Elvidge is plainly laboring under the misapprehension that because she is an American living in America, her values and desires are more important than those of the Arab immigrants who wish to impose their culture on her. She couldn't be further from the truth. As the article makes clear, not all Arabs want the changes the school is making, but since public officials in America have adopted multiculturalism as the new religion of the public square, if even one Arab immigrant is upset, American culture must be sent tumbling into the waste basket to make room for something more "inclusive" and bland. American educators - indoctrinated in the mysteries of political correctness and multiculturalism at colleges of education - are all too happy to help destroy a culture they have been told is evil, racist and imperialist.

The true source of the problem - and the real threat to American culture lies in the next few paragraphs.

The district has a 30 percent Arab-American population, many of whom practice Islam. The superintendent says the reason for the change in tradition comes after one parent wanted Ramadan decorations put up inside Columbus Manor Elementary. They were taken down.

Superintendent Tom Smyth said, "I go back to our policy which says that public schools are to remain neutral in this respect."

Ridgeland School District 122 has called for an emergency meeting on the issue, to be held on Tuesday.

Meantime, Muslim children are being allowed to pray during what's being called their own time, that's lunch time, during Ramadan.

Parent June Quigley said, "They get to pray in our schools. That is religion in a public school."

Yes, Ms. Quigley, that is religion in the public school. But because it isn't Christianity or anything Western - in fact, because it is a religion that is actively and demonstrably hostile to the West - it is not only tolerated, but celebrated in a manner almost calculated to rub your face in it.

There would be no problem in Oak Lawn, and no threat to American culture emanating from there if there was not a significant Muslim community there. The presence of such a community is the direct result of the nation-destroying immigration policies the U.S. has practiced since 1965. After September 11, 2001, one might have expected Americans to wake up to the danger of importing Muslims, at the very least. But President Bush has gone out of his way to increase immigration to America from the Islamic world, proving that he is wasting American lives and treasure in Iraq only to ensure - by his own hand - that we will have to fight the terrorists here, too.


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