Thursday, February 09, 2006
Multi Culturism Works - It's Official!
There are some doubting Thomas's out there who are very skeptical about the value, and effectiveness, of Nanny's multicultural approach to treating minorities.
Even Trevor Phillips, Head of the Commission for Racial Equality, wants multi culturism banned.
Yet, in the midst of all the debate, we can see a perfect example of the success of multi culturism; whereby a member of an ethnic and religious minority has managed to adopt and adapt the customs of "both" cultures, without any real problems.
Our dear old friend Omar Khayam, photographed above centre, proves that you can live in both worlds at the same time.
On the one hand he is a "devout Muslim" attending mosque regularly and supporting various Muslim cultural events (such as the fancy dress party above), and on the other hand he happily dealt in heroin and cocaine.
He also takes a keen interest in international events and politics, especially Danish politics.
Some heartless souls may think that Khayam is a stupid little wanker, with about as much brains in his head as the average amoeba has in their entire body. However, that would of course be rather a subjective judgement.
He has managed to achieve something of a distinction, his actions have managed to ensure that he is ostracised by both the Muslim and non Muslim communities; clearly demonstrating how effective a multi cultural approach can be.
Nanny is in fact so pleased with his progress, that she has invited him back to jail; where no doubt he can help others adjust to living in a multi cultural society.
Of course, it might be argued that it would be a lot simpler and easier for both immigrants and the resident population if multi culturism were abandoned; and people were made to learn the language, leave their isolated ghettos and to adopt the customs and way of life of the host nation.