Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Multiculti Meets its Limits

In case you missed this at Powerline:
Today's Denver Post runs a great column by David Harsanyi on the expedition of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia: "Saudis need a mirror to see injustice." Suthers was dispatched by the State Department to soothe Saudi sensibilties inflamed over the conviction and sentencing of Homaidan Al-Turki -- a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorad at Boulder -- for keeping his Indonesian maid a sex slave. Harsanyi's column seethes with righteous indignation and implicates issues of Islam, multiculturalism, immigration and diplomacy. Don't miss this one.
Multiculti moral relativism out the window. Janet Daley, Daily Telegraph, RCP discusses how we handle an intolerant minority in a tolerant society.

I recently read, can't remember where, a story about British colonial rule in India. A man about to burn alive the widow along with her dead spouse defended the local practice as part of the culture. The British governor responded in our culture men who burn women alive are hanged by the neck until dead---so you follow your practice, and we will follow ours.

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