“Time to confront failures, not ignore them: Even left-leaning support for multiculturalism is starting to flag,” a superb piece from Miranda Devine in the Sydney Morning Herald (thanks to David):
THE prospects of an Australia Day race riot by flag aficionados look remote today, especially with the precautionary boost to the numbers of police sipping cappuccinos on Cronulla Beach.
The Police Minister, Carl “Sparkles” Scully, is back in town, declaring he has cut short a taxpayer-funded European trip with his family to retake control of the troubled portfolio. Just what the police need.
But at least this week Sydney courts began to hear evidence against Arab-Australian youths charged with violent reprisal attacks after the Cronulla riots on December 11.
A 16-year-old from Chester Hill allegedly asked the driver of a car in Carlton his nationality before smashing in his window with a pole on the night of December 12, AAP reported. When the driver replied he was Australian, the youth said: “Are you f—ing sure you are, you f—ing sure? You f—ing Aussie” and swore in Arabic, according to police facts read to Sutherland Children’s Court by the magistrate, Paul Falzon.
Australian-born, of Middle Eastern descent, the youth is hardly a pin-up boy for Australian multiculturalism.
Thanks to an epidemic of similar law and order problems in other Western democracies with Muslim immigrant populations, even left-wing liberals are beginning to join the dots, and question multiculturalism. It is not the “culturally diverse community, united by an overriding and unifying commitment to Australia” as the Prime Minister, John Howard, put it in his Australia Day address, which is being questioned, but a welfare-driven ideology, corrupted by politicians chasing the ethnic vote, which has encouraged separate identities.
Read it all.