Letters to the Editor

Letter: Multiculturalism again proves to be a failure

The horrific attacks last week in Paris had their origin much earlier.

Just since September, 15 Israelis have been murdered and more than 200 injured by Arab terrorists. In response, French President Hollande said: "We're calling for peace, calm and the respect of principles."

President Barack Obama said: "We ... believe that it's important for both Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli elected officials ... to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding ..."

In response to Paris, Hollande declared "war," and Obama condemned "an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians."

It may begin with the Jews. It never ends with them, however.

How much more evidence is needed to convince us that "multiculturalism" has failed? These maniacs do not want to integrate in the West -- they want the West to become subservient to them.

Yet even now, in France, Britain, Germany, America and most other countries in the world, it remains government policy (and that of the Democratic candidates debating Saturday night) to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have "nothing to do with Islam."

Perhaps we should all look to the meaning of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Candles are lit to commemorate the actions of a band of heroic Jews who took an altogether different line than their established "leaders," who had counseled "moderation" and self-effacing "multiculturalism" in the face of anti-Semitism.

William Bilek

Hilton Head Island