- Sep 2014
My thoughts exactly. It really depends on where you live. I have grown up with diversity and it is as normal to me as apple pie. My personal physician is Indian, I had Indian and other foreign professors in college, I work with migrants, they are my neighbors, etc. TBH, I doubt that many Americans would know anything about Islam prior to 911. It was after 911, people took an interest in Islam and of course, found the worst parts of it. I grew up with Muslims my whole life around the Detroit area and never associated their dress or head coverings to their religion, just thought is was "arab clothes" It is surprising to see a outrage about immigration or diversity in 2020.....we have been around diversity for many decades now. It is not a new thing.If you merged and integrated those people into an empty power vacuum you'd definitely have trouble.
If you took 20 Canadians and 20 Syrians and put them on a deserted island - I think within a week one group would be dead.
That's not what's happening.
You're taking a sampling of every culture on earth on dropping it into a rock-solid, established society based on the rule of law.
And that won't change.
So there's no debate. None. There's no "two sides" in conflict.
Newcomers, like my wife. Can keep their culture, their language, their religion, their private schools, their insular opinions. All of it. God bless.
But they'll follow the law. Period. End of discussion.
And things will go very hard for them if they think their religion or prejudices matter to the law. Gonna be some visits from the Ministry of Children and Families for starters.
I don't know who wrote this article but I'd bet my last dollar he lives somewhere in the boonies with, like, two immigrant families in it.
If he lived in Vancouver or Toronto or Montreal where the actual immigrants are he'd have better things to do with his time. And he'd also have a proofreader named "Sanjay Grewal" and an editor named "Ming Lee" that he had to submit his article through - haha.