When Muslims in Western countries demand concession due to cultural sensitivities they know they do so in an environment in which they enjoy the support of leftist institutions including the media, university, advocacy groups and political parties.
Examples of concessions made on cultural and religious grounds include:
- Replacement of "Merry Christmas" etc with non-aligned terms
- Footbaths for Muslims in various universities
- Support for Muslim taxi drivers to not have to pick up people with alcohol, guide dogs etc
- Halal menus at various education institutions, which have replaced normal menus
- Realignment of toilets in Britain's prisons so that they don't face Mecca (one wonders which way toilets in Mecca face)
- Introduction by banks of Sharia-compliant loans
- Redefinition of racism to include a non-race - Islam
When a Westerner travels to, let's use an extreme example to make the point, Saudi Arabia then should the Saudis allow women to drive, wear what they like and not having everyone pray towards Mecca five times a day because it's likely to offend other cultures?
Of course not, it's ridiculous, and proves the moral bankruptcy of the self-defined cultural elites whose agenda is simply to subvert Western cultural values in order to impose one-world socialism.
From a recent Rasmussen Reports poll:
As the holiday season begins, 67% of American adults like stores to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” in their seasonal advertising rather than “Happy Holidays.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 26% prefer the Happy Holidays line.Why is it that when two-thirds of the population supports retaining a cultural institution their wishes are completely discounted in the name of cultural equivalence?
There is no gender gap on this question and few demographic differences. From a politically partisan perspective, 88% of Republicans prefer “Merry Christmas” while just 57% of Democrats favor the saying.
Heading into Thanksgiving week, only 27% say they have begun their Christmas or holiday shopping . Consumer confidence among American consumers has been sliding in recent months, giving retailers a cloudy profit forecast in 2007. Most Americans say they plan to spend less on holiday gifts this year. Rasmussen Reports will be updating those figures throughout the holiday season.
Meanwhile, 57% of respondents say they will attend a Christian service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day this year. A little less than one-third (30%) won’t go to a special service. Women are more likely to attend a Christmas service than men.
When the left talks about a Culture War who is it that is doing the attacking and who is it that is doing the defending?