Deconstructing the Majority: The Road to Perdition

The Left is determined to replace the natives with a Mohammedan proletariat

It was therefore a politically motivated attempt by ministers to transform the fundamental make-up and identity of this country. It was done to destroy the right of the British people to live in a society defined by a common history, religion, law, language and traditions. It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another “multicultural” identity in its place.

former Labour speechwriter Andrew Neather.

On Deconstructing the Majority: Nothing To Do With Islam? Really?From the desk of Fjordman on Wed, 2008-12-10  (Brussels Journal, thanks to Coffee)

Here is a revealing interview (in Norwegian — English translation here) with the leading academic Multiculturalist in my country, Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen of the University in Oslo, who has received millions in government funding for his projects and is something of a national celebrity. It’s a few months old, but I haven’t seen it until now. He says point blank that in his view the most important thing to do right now is to deconstruct the majority [population] so thoroughly that it can never be called the majority again.” End of quote. And this is the agenda of the Multiculturalists in all Western nations. Make no mistake about it. I have honored him with a mention in my book Defeating Eurabia:

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, heads a multi-million project sponsored by the state trying to envision how the new Multicultural society will work. He is a career Multiculturalist and intellectual celebrity in his country, a frequent contributor to the public debate and lives, according to himself, in a boring, white monocultural part of the city, insulated from the effects of cultural diversity. Hylland Eriksen has proclaimed the death of (Western) nation states as if he derives pleasure from it, and has stated that the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen), the most prominent church in the country, should no longer serve as a national symbol in our Multicultural society.

Mr. Eriksen has clashed with Ole Jørgen Anfindsen, who runs the bilingual quality website HonestThinking.org and warns against the effects of uncontrolled mass immigration. According to Hylland Eriksen, “Cosmopolites insist on a world comprising of more colors than black and white. In such a world, the problems presented by Ole-Jørgen Anfindsen are not just petty, but irrelevant.”

What are the problems presented by Mr. Anfindsen? Well, he has published calculations indicating that if the current immigration continues, native Norwegians will be a minority in their own country within a couple of generations. Given the fact that ethnic groups who become minorities in their own lands usually have a hard time, and always get persecuted when the newcomers are Muslims, one would assume that this would be interesting information. But for self-proclaimed “Multicultural cosmopolites,” it is “petty and irrelevant” to even consider that this could represent a problem. Eriksen calls Anfindsen “stupid and ignorant,” and hints that “Maybe Anfindsen’s agenda is inspired by a kind of perverted Christianity (he has a Christian background).”

Yes, Anfindsen does have a Christian background. Is that supposed to disqualify a person from worrying about whether his grandchildren will be persecuted? Mr. Eriksen, like other Western Multiculturalists, worries about Islamophobia but is more than willing to mock Christianity. A newspaper essay co-authored by Eriksen states that: “Is he [Anfindsen] asking us to once again repeat the obvious in that the murder of Theo van Gogh, various acts of terrorism and death threats against newspaper editors have nothing to do with Islam?”

Nothing to do with Islam? Really?

Mohammed Bouyeri, born in Amsterdam of Moroccan parents, killed Theo van Gogh as he was cycling in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004, shooting and stabbing before slashing his throat and pinning a note to his body with a knife. “I did what I did purely out my beliefs,” he told judges while clutching a Koran. “I want you to know that I acted out of conviction and not that I took his life because he was Dutch or because I was Moroccan,” but because he believed van Gogh insulted Islam in his film criticizing the treatment of Muslim women.

So a peaceful Christian man is accused of having a dark, secret agenda, while a Muslim murderer who brags about his Islamic motivations has nothing to do with Islam? A Serbian doctor from the former Yugoslavia, where a Multicultural society recently collapsed in a horrific civil war, warned against the effects of unchecked mass immigration to Western Europe. Thomas Hylland Eriksen responded by chastising her for her “lack of visions.”

Apparently, your worth as an intellectual is measured in how grandiose your ideas are. The greater your visions, the more dazzling your intellect is and thus the greater prestige should be awarded to you. Whether those visions actually correspond to reality and human nature is of secondary importance. In fact, many a self-proclaimed intellectual will be downright offended by the petty considerations of his more pedestrian fellow citizens, concerned with what effects his ideas will have in real life. The fact that some people could get hurt from his ideas doesn’t discourage him. Truly great advances for mankind can only be accomplished though sacrifices, preferably made by others.

7 thoughts on “Deconstructing the Majority: The Road to Perdition”

  1. More of the same from the Jakarta Globe – Oz is racist, the media creates a negative & divisive image of muslims, & we need to incorporate “islamic values” in our democracy (or something like that)

    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/talkback/rethinking-islam-in-the-australian-media/455502

    [On July 18, Australian television current affairs program Q&A presented a different topic than usual.]

    * About right for Allah’s Broadcaster of Choice

    [Australian media, particularly national and local television news, tend to target and feed their viewers with misconceptions of the country’s Islamic communities. Mass media produce news that represents Muslims as opposing Western culture, which eventually creates moral panic in some communities.]

    [Multiculturalism and settlement are a two-way street, involving change for both immigrants and the receiving society. To preserve the image of a multicultural country, Australia, through its citizens, needs to open up its hands and welcome immigrants. Islam is going to play a significant role in Australia’s future since the size of its Muslim population guarantees that a Muslim presence is here to stay. Muslims need to adapt their national cultures and religious values to live side by side with Australians to create a harmonious living condition.

    

What we need to do is to incorporate Islamic values into democratic society to live side by side. These two values are not mutually exclusive. We can combine Islamic culture and democratic culture in practical ways. Reforms require courage and a great deal of new thinking. If people will open up their hearts and minds, Islam can go hand in hand with pluralism.]

  2. More of the same from the Jakarta Globe – Oz is racist, the media creates a negative & divisive image of muslims, & we need to incorporate “islamic values” in our democracy (or something like that)

    [On July 18, Australian television current affairs program Q&A presented a different topic than usual.]

    * About right for Allah’s Broadcaster of Choice

    [Australian media, particularly national and local television news, tend to target and feed their viewers with misconceptions of the country’s Islamic communities. Mass media produce news that represents Muslims as opposing Western culture, which eventually creates moral panic in some communities.]

    [Multiculturalism and settlement are a two-way street, involving change for both immigrants and the receiving society. To preserve the image of a multicultural country, Australia, through its citizens, needs to open up its hands and welcome immigrants. Islam is going to play a significant role in Australia’s future since the size of its Muslim population guarantees that a Muslim presence is here to stay. Muslims need to adapt their national cultures and religious values to live side by side with Australians to create a harmonious living condition.

    

What we need to do is to incorporate Islamic values into democratic society to live side by side. These two values are not mutually exclusive. We can combine Islamic culture and democratic culture in practical ways. Reforms require courage and a great deal of new thinking. If people will open up their hearts and minds, Islam can go hand in hand with pluralism.]

  3. US Military in muslim lands – “guidance” (orders) for Ramavan:

    Troops in Mideast given guidance on Ramadan

    [U.S. personnel are not expected to fast during Ramadan, but community members must refrain from eating, chewing gum, drinking water, smoking or chewing tobacco in public during daylight hours, according to 5th Fleet. “‘In public’ includes riding in a bus or car (even your own), walking or exercising,” according to the 5th Fleet’s Facebook page. “Eating, drinking or smoking by a non-Muslim in public during the day is considered a civil offence by many local laws, which may result in a fine or confinement.” ]

    http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/troops-in-mideast-given-guidance-on-ramadan-1.150254

  4. @Mullah

    Since when is this? Just proves, again, that the religion of peace is totalitarian, and you’re in even though you’re not

  5. Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre
    speaking at Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat mosque
    in Oslo, 2007

    “As important, for years there already was a systematic contact between Mellomkirkelig rÃ¥d, International Relations, and Islamsk rÃ¥d Norge, Islamic Council Norway. The channels were there, since the founding of the Contact Group – a national conversations’ forum – in 1993”

    “One of Stoltenberg’s first visits abroad, as PM, was for Pakistan”
    – Which would indicate important impact Pakistan has on Norwegian politics

    – It’s obvious that both the caricatures, and now, the recent attacks are being used by inner struggler society as welcome occasions to tighten the grip on Norwegian politics.

    Støre’s speech 24 August 2007
    http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/aktuelt/taler_artikler/utenriksministeren/2007/jamaat.html?id=479583

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