What is multiculturalism?

by Marzouk Ahmed

We have learned something the hard way, but which a lot of well-meaning people in the Modern West especially Canada where I currently reside has a hard time accepting: All human beings are equal, but all cultures and religions are not. The culture of the Western Enlightenment is better. It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. In the real world, equal respect for all cultures does not translate into a rich mosaic of colorful and proud peoples interacting peacefully while maintain a delightful diversity of food and craftwork. It translates into closed pockets of oppression, ignorance and abuse thus causing a chaotic generation or useless policies.