Das Rathous - the town hall
Photo Credit: weinsheim.de
I am going to say this twice:
There is nothing wrong with schoolchildren making fun of foreigners.
There is nothing wrong with schoolchildren making fun of foreigners.
Although I was born in Uzbekistan we lived in Weinsheim Germany for two years in an apartment building not too much different than the photo here before finally coming to Ellis Island in December of 1949. I was almost 5 years old and spoke only German when I entered kindergarten in the New York City public school system (PS 153).
My first encounter with an "American" child was someone who made fun of the way I spoke. I didn't start to whine or cry about it, but became determined to be more American than anyone else. I would learn to read and write American English with a vengeance. I was born with the name Benzion. The proper pronunciation is bent-see-yun. When my teacher couldn't pronounce my name correctly she asked if I would like to be called Bernie. I agreed, happy with the idea that I had an 'American' name. I ran home and told my
mutter and vater mom and dad that my name was Bernie. And from that time on, for the next 57 years, my name has been Bernie. It was the best thing to happen to me.
Had the school system at that time been run by multiculturalists, I would probably have had no reason to learn English to the exclusion of anything else. I would have spent the next 57 years trying to get people to pronounce my given name correctly with my halting English. I would certainly be a failure like most people who have names like Shaniqwa or Umgawa and who were encouraged to think that any non-Western Culture is somehow worth the same as Western Civilization. It is not. Eastern religions, cultures, and civilizations may be interesting topics for academic studies, but certainly should not be considered as lifestyles for modern man. Indeed, female genital mutilation is still practiced by modern Africans, but it is a practice that is totally barbaric and without any redeeming medical value. So when I use the term "modern African" I mean a primitive, brutal, barely human culture.
We must bring back ridicule into our school system. Without ridicule, how are children to learn to assimilate? If children believe that the culture of their parents is just as important as the American way of life, what will make them become Americans? I have no problem with Columbus' or Saint Patrick's Day Parades, because those Italians or Irish are Americans first. You can have pride for your ancestors, but none of these groups demand America live under the laws of Italy or Ireland, to dress or worship as they do or you will be killed.
Immigrants who come to America must accept the American way of Life. America should not adapt to immigrants. For example, imagine Muslims working as air traffic controllers and demanding that they be allowed to stop working so they can pray. Should we allow that? How about Muslims demanding that a factory assembly line stop so they can pray? Believe it or not
DELL DHIMMI Computers capitulated to Somali Muslims to allow them to disrupt the manufacturing process (1).
Last month I wrote about Minnesota Somali Muslim cabbies who refused fares of those suspected of carrying alcohol. Now we hear of Muslim cabbies refusing blind passengers with guide dogs in Australia. (2)
September of 2003:
MN - A Minnesota freezer manufacturer settled a complaint alleging it failed to allow prayer times for its Muslim employees. The Somali Community Center in Minneapolis had filed the complaint on behalf of 165 workers at Electrolux Home Products in St. Cloud , Minn.
More than a year ago, Electrolux disciplined at least a dozen workers for using an "emergency break" for sunset prayers, one of the five daily prayers central to the Islamic faith. Sunrise and sunset prayers must be observed within a restricted period. Sunset prayers generally require five minutes.
Under the settlement, Electrolux agreed to allow the workers time for sunset prayer, provide a Somali translator on occasions when policies or procedures are discussed, give managers and supervisors diversity training, and donate money to a local Islamic center.
Somalis alleged discrimination at Cold Spring poultry plant, Excerpt:
The Associated Press
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006
MINNEAPOLIS Nine Somali immigrants employees at poultry processor Gold'n Plump Poultry Inc. alleged in a federal lawsuit that they were discriminated against because of their race and their religion.
The group alleges that the St. Cloud-based company would not permit them short breaks during the day to pray. The Muslim faith, the lawsuit says, requires five prayers a day at times defined by position of the sun.
While the company did allow the employees to take limited numbers of restroom breaks, Khadija Jama alleged she was followed into the restroom by a supervisor to make sure that she did not pray there.
Here's a great summary of the Somali situation in Minnesota:
Pipeline News, Are Minneapolis Taxi Fares Going To Support Al-Qaeda?1. In general, American society has made a tremendous effort to accommodate tens of thousands of these Somali refugees and their perceived needs into the mainstream, offering them jobs suitable to their skill level along with housing, social welfare assistance and a cultural support structure.
2. For its part the federal government has expended hundreds of millions of dollars on plucking these people from East Africa, most likely rescuing them from early death. It has taken extraordinary steps to be understanding and accepting of the refugee's culture and religion.
3. Unfortunately, in large part many of these refugees seem to have less than total devotion to the idea of actually becoming Americans as distinct from Somalis who happen to be currently sojourning here.
4. In many cases American hospitality has been repaid with a refusal by the Somalis to integrate into the larger society that hosts them, bringing lawsuits and allying themselves with radical Islamist organizations.
5. In fact many Somali Americans seem be intent on reproducing nothing more than "little Mogadishus" wherever they have been resettled.
The track record of America's Somali refugees so far suggests that these people are largely unappreciative of the stunning commitment which has been made to them by the people of the United States.
We therefore strongly recommend that the U.S. Dept. of State reevaluate the entire refugee program as it applies to both to Somalia and also to other African Muslim countries.
I think it is time Americans acknowledge the fact that Muslims cannot be employed in modern civilized countries. Giving diversity classes to the rest of us only teaches us how to bend our knees to the Great and Wonderful Islam.
America became great because Antonia Bagodonuts became Tony Bagodunuts, Xzhin Wang became Sam Wang, Iksander Patel became Alex Patel and so on. Hassan bin Abdul al-Bahwhad ibn Zarhawizir stays Hassan bin Abdul al-Bahwhad ibn Zarhawizir and has no intention of ever becoming American. Quite the opposite, his goal is for America to become Muslim.
It's time we stopped accepting anti-American immigrants. We are a melting pot not a quilt. A melting pot makes everyone the same. America has accepted more immigrants than any nation on Earth and we have been successful precisely because we have not accommodated our immigrants. The UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and others have their Muslim riots precisely because they allowed their Muslim immigrants to remain different, to remain strangers in their lands. In fact, one cannot even refuse to study with them let alone ridicule them.
Ridicule throughout our history has been the great unifying force pressuring newcomers to become more like Americans. If we have to accept foreign cultures and practices, to accept diversity, then what will being an American mean? What will make us any different than Yugoslavia with its ethnically diverse cultures and its tragic consequences? Perhaps if 9/11 had occurred years earlier we might never have gone to the aid of Muslims in Kosovo. But we see anyway the Muslim gratitude for being one of the few nations to save their butts.
If we continue to accommodate Muslims, one day we will find that we will be unable to even host Olympic Games if they fall on a Muslim Holiday, despite the fact that Faithful Muslims are prohibited from attending such Western decadences anyway. Oops, I spoke too soon.
Third World County - The Benefits of Prejudice, Excerpt:
Prejudice can be beneficial. Approaching all pans on a stove or dishes in a microwave as though they were hot; all guns as though they were loaded; all Mass Media Podpeople, politicians and Academia Nut Fruitcakes as though they were pathological liars: these and other prejudicial positions can prevent a lot of pain and injury.
Blue Star Chronicles - British Student Arrested for Being Politically Incorrect, Excerpt:
A 14-year-old British girl was arrested for racism when she asked to work on a project with English speaking students.
It seems she was to work on this project with 'Asian' students (that's PC code for muslim) and only one of the group spoke English. The group was supposed to discuss the project.
She went to speak to her teacher ….
"I said 'I'm not being funny, but can I change groups because I can't understand them?' But she started shouting and screaming, saying 'It's racist, you're going to get done by the police'.'"
Codie said she went outside to calm down where another teacher found her and, after speaking to her class teacher, put her in isolation for the rest of the day.
For Muslims who are confused about what is clean and what they are allowed to touch, Dan at Committees of Correspondence has a comprehensive compendium of things Najis (unclean); and guess what? We infidel fares are as unclean as dogs, so die penniless Muslim cabbies!
Psychological Jihad was being waged last week at the offices of Dell computers after Somali Muslim temporary workers walked off their jobs and claimed they were not being given prayer time. The situation was exploited by Islamist organisations such as the Council of American Islamic Relations, and the Human Rights Commission, who intimidated Dell into giving into the workers demands which included monetary benefits such as back salaries for time off additional undisclosed payments. It is highly symbolic that this 'Jihad by Da'wa ' is taking place at Dell, one of the world's leading computer firms ,owned by Michael Dell, one of the richest men in the country, who 'happens' to be Jewish. The fact that Dell dominates the computer market in Israel could be another reason why CAIR wants to portray them as 'anti Muslim' and threaten a boycott of their products.
The audacity of temporary workers demanding that their religious 'needs' be accommodated has nothing to do with freedom of religion or civil rights. It is an attempt to bring Islam into the American workplace under the guise of 'tolerance and diversity'. Even more alarming is that Dell has agreed to give employees training in the 'requirements' of Muslims. This training is simply an exercise in dhimmitude and a further attempt to push Islam by forcing workers to attend lessons about Islam, coyly referred to by CAIR as "additional training on religious accommodation policies and practices." No doubt CAIR will demand to send in "speakers" to 'train' Dell management and employees about 'how to be sensitive to the needs of Muslims' (aka dhimmitude).
News.com.au, 8 Oct 2006, Muslim cabbies refusing the blind and drinkers
At least 20 dog-aided blind people have lodged discrimination complaints with the Victorian Taxi Directorate. Dozens more have voiced their anger.
And there have been several complaints that drivers refuse to allow passengers to carry sealed bottles of alcohol.
Victorian Taxi Association spokesman Neil Sach said the association had appealed to the mufti of Melbourne to give religious approval for Muslim cabbies to carry guide dogs.