How Islamists Are Slowly Desensitizing Europe And America, by M.G. Oprea. A recent, controversial Charlie Hebdo editorial correctly points out that
in Europe the dominant liberal culture has pounded into us that we must adapt to Muslims who come to our country, and never ask them to adapt to any of our ways.
It’s a double standard, of course. As the welcoming countries, Europeans must suppress their own culture and ideals for those of the Islamic immigrant population. But when they go abroad to non-Western countries, either to live or to visit, it’s considered offensive not to adapt to their ways of life.
No one who found the Charlie Hebdo op-ed so offensive would ever suggest Morocco ought to welcome McDonalds or Wal-Mart with open arms. They would say the country is being ruined with Western culture. They want non-Western countries to remain exactly as they are — preserved and frozen in time — while the West must endlessly adapt to anyone who makes it their home.
Even leftist Charlie Hebdo is critical of political correctness now, though it doesn’t name it. All it took was a massacre.
Europeans have been lulled into accepting that it’s wrong to criticize Islam or scrutinize it in any way. The Charlie Hebdo editorial points out that it’s a slow process, an insidious wearing away of what is and isn’t acceptable to say or think. The process must be slow, because few people would accept a proposal dictating what topics they’re not allowed to discuss. So, you gradually shame them into it.
This establishes a pre-conditioned mindset so the line of acceptability can be moved further and further until the problem of global jihad can no longer be effectively explored because we aren’t even allowed to ask fundamental questions.
So too in the USA (and Australia):
We are already being instructed on college campuses and by our own president that Muslims are a sort of protected class regarding criticism.