The greatest evidence that Multiculturalism has failed spectacularly came after the abrogation of Article 370. The spectacle that ensued around the world amply demonstrated the reasons why Multiculturalism could never work. It won’t be farfetched to claim that there was more opposition to the decision in the United Kingdom and the United States than in India, barring Kashmir.
Despite the numerous occasions on which the Left may claim ‘Diversity is our strength’, it is not if there is no common core. The reason why India’s diversity is a strength is our country is held together by invisible threads of Hinduism that bind us together. Hinduism is that common core that he West lacks. The modern West does not have the luxury of a common core. Therefore, we see it struggling under the weight of identity politics.
The identity politics was on display when Indians in London were attacked in front of the Indian Embassy while celebrating Independence Day. The mob was made of Pakistanis and Britishers of Pakistani heritage and Khalistanis. No amount of ‘Diversity is our strength’ placards could prevent the India-Pakistan enmity spilling out on the streets of London.
It is also starting to affect British politics. One Labour MP, Liam Byrne, condemned India’s decision to abrogate Article 370. Upon delving into the matter, we realized his constituency had a Muslim population of over 40% with a significant share of that with a Pakistani heritage. 20% of the constituency’s population doesn’t even speak English. Therefore, Byrne’s stance on Kashmir isn’t really a surprise.
The same phenomenon was observed in the USA. We have documented extensively how Muslims and Khalistanis from various countries protested against the ‘Howdy Modi’ event at Houston. They were accompanied by Khalistanis as well. 16 Mosques and a Gurudwara with ties to the Khalistani movement were used as pick up points to gather protesters for the event.
In the United States, too, identity politics over the abrogation of Article 370 affect the statements made by politicians. As was evident from the thousands and thousands of Indians at the stadium who cheered for the complete integration of Kashmir into the Indian Union, an overwhelming majority of Indians even in the United States were completely on board with the Indian government’s decision. The opposition primarily, once again, came from Muslims and Khalistanis.
Bernie Sanders issued sermons on the matter and called Narendra Modi an authoritarian accusing him of suppressing the human rights of Kashmiris. There’s a good reason for his actions. Islamists are a core vote-bank of the Democrats. Bernie made comments against India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 at an event organized by a group that has close ties with Islamic terrorists. Therefore, his stance on the matter is no real surprise at all.
Ilhan Omar, an anti-semite who allegedly married her brother while committing immigration fraud, spoke out against India as well. And that too has to do with her vote-bank although in her case, her own opinions certainly contributed to it.
Narendra Modi was pushed into a situation where he was forced to heap praises on US President Donald Trump who has supported India’s stand on the matter. Now, there’s a very good chance that more Indian-Americans, who have traditionally voted for Democrats, will vote Republican going forward. If ‘Diversity’ was actually the West’s strength, then why are faultlines that exist within Indian society affecting US politics?
Not just the USA and the UK but even Canada’s politics is being influenced by Indian faultlines. On numerous occasions, the Indian government has expressed concerns regarding Khalistanis thriving in the country. Of course, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot himself in the foot when he invited a convicted Khalistani terrorist to an event during his trip to India. All of us remember how that trip went, he was humiliated at every turn by the Indian government and rightly so.
With Multiculturalism, the West has imported faultlines that exist elsewhere in the world within its own borders. Battles that have traditionally been fought in India and Pakistan are now being fought in the West. If that is not sufficient evidence of the monumental failure multiculturalism is, then I don’t know what is.
Of course, the evidence of Multiculturalism being a failure started pouring in decades ago. When Muslim grooming gangs started racially targeting little white children in the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation, then moved on to Sikh girls, the alarm bells should have started ringing. When entire Pakistani Muslim communities were perfectly aware of the atrocities that were being perpetrated and yet engaged in a conspiracy of silence, the alarm bells should have definitely started ringing.
When British politicians and even the Police conspired to hush up the entire series of crimes for fear of being labelled Islamophobic, that is when the West should have known that Multiculturalism has failed in epic proportions. There’s a reason why London has acquired the reputation of being ‘Londonistan’. Londonistan, like Rome, was not created in a day. It happened over years, decades.
And now, here we are, where Muslims and Khalistanis in the West attack the Indian Embassy in London during a protest which was attended by British politicians. The West in its effort to create Diversity without putting in enough effort to create a common core has resulted in ever-increasing faultlines that threaten to tear their country apart.
The West may still have a chance of avoiding certain doom. Due to their obsession with Diversity, they have sacrificed little children at the altar of Multiculturalism. It’s time they invest a little effort into developing a common core. Maybe they could learn a thing or two from Indians in that respect.
Black Coffee Enthusiast. Post Graduate in Psychology. Bengali.