By Mehdi Hasan, May 13, 2016 (LINK to article)
According the Mr Hasan,
" [The British model of] multiculturalism does not demand that prior identities be relinquished, in order to build a national identity."This is very much his own perspective as someone from an "immigrant community". From MY perspective as a Native Briton (the indigenous community?), I am required to give up my prior, ethnically rooted, British identity and embrace a globalised, multi-ethnic British identity in its place - which I refuse to do, not because I'm a bigoted and racist xenophobe, as Mr Hasan would have you believe, but because self-respect and reason will not allow me to have my sense of national identity dictated to me by a mercenary, "patron British state", which has deceitfully posed as my nation for long enough.
The madness of mass immigration into our already overpopulated country, and the post-racial multicultural society and ideology that came with it, was imposed on the British people by the British state and Parliament (not least through the propaganda organ of the BBC), which suppressed all opposition to it as "racist", thereby throwing an interesting light on the nature of our so-called "democracy", which I elaborate on in the blogs I link to below.
It took me a long time to recognise the method to this madness, which, alongside state and capital interest in cheap foreign labour, is the age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, whereby society is divided into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
Mr Hasan goes on to say that
"the problems Britain’s Muslims have likely have more to do with a history of racism than it does with an unwillingness to integrate."Of course, it is the bigoted, racist and xenophobic natives who are to blame for any problems Muslims have in integrating into British society. It is always the other side that is to blame, especially when it is the white majority, whose leaders welcome the opportunity to assert their own moral authority in condemning such attitudes amongst their own "native community". White people are well known for their propensity to have such despicable attitudes and need to be kept on a tight lead by their moral superiors.
Finally, Mr Hasan says,
"Mr. Khan’s resounding victory [in becoming Mayor of London] was a stinging rebuke to the peddlers of prejudice."
Does he not recognise that EVERYONE is prejudiced about everyone and everything, that it is inherent to human nature. We are not capable of not being prejudiced. If Mr Hasan doesn't recognise his own prejudices (in favour of fellow Muslims and immigrants, and against Native Britons) he is seriously lacking self-awareness, and as a consequence is guilty of ruthlessly peddling his own form of prejudice.
We should be open and honest about our prejudices, instead of denying them in ourselves and seeking to demonise them in others
See BLOG in which I elaborate further on this important issue.