Licia Corbella, editor of the Calgary Sun, one of my favorite newspapers, interviews and a Canadian Muslim, Professor Mahfooz Kanwar, on multiculturalism. It is the sort of truth—telling that ought to be routine, but isn't. Kudos to both fearless Canadians.
"Multiculturalism takes away our complete undivided loyalties to this country," explains Kanwar, a criminologist, and professor of sociology at Mount Royal College in Calgary.
"Multiculturalism has been bad for unity in Canada. It ghettoizes people, makes them believe, wrongly, that isolating themselves and not adapting to their new society is OK. It is not," says Kanwar, a devout Muslim.
"And political correctness threatens us because we can't fight something we refuse to label and understand."
Kanwar, 65, says the amount of political correctness stemming from last weekend's arrests of 17 radicalized Muslims in the Toronto area is "sickening" and "dangerous."
"Everybody was tripping over themselves not to state the obvious, that these men mostly attended the same mosque," said Kanwar, referring to the Al—Rahman Islamic Centre —— a small store—front mosque in Mississauga, a suburb just west of Toronto, that twists true Islam.
Toronto police Chief Bill Blair actually boasted that "there was not one single reference made by law enforcement to Muslim or the Muslim community" at the post—arrest news conference a week ago.
"That is an absurdity. Political correctness has gone too far. Political correctness threatens our society," said the Pakistani—born Kanwar. "It is the responsibility of the minorities to adjust to the majority, not the other way around," added Kanwar.
Hat tip: Herb Meyer