Virginia Hale, Breitbart, September 2, 2016
Professor Afshin Ellian has warned that bleats of “multiculturalism” are a one-way street as Muslims in Europe oppress historic minorities in their own lands and have no intention of showing “tolerance”.
The Iranian-born professor of law argues that while Muslim migrants are quick to claim their customs under “multiculturalism”, they have no intention of reciprocating.
Writing in Elsevier magazine, Dr. Ellian says Muslims rapidly learn the rules of multiculturalism and push for their place in society but have no intention of adopting any sort of progressive ideals.
“The Islamic world is not multicultural. New migrants in Europe rapidly learn the rules of multiculturalism–claim your place in society! Minorities do not take the progressive ideals, but the despotism of their country of origin as a starting point”, he stated in the Dutch weekly.
The professor contends that outside the West, minorities are harshly oppressed, pointing to the fate of Kurds in Turkey and Syria.
Contrasting the fates of migrants to the West and outside the West, Dr. Ellian said it is “unthinkable” that minorities in Muslim countries would behave as Muslims do in Europe and elsewhere.
The professor argued that despite Iranians and Afghans, for example, sharing religious and cultural characteristics, it would be “unthinkable in Iran” that Afghans there should demonstrate, for example, for the Taliban. Dr. Ellian notes that migrants would not be allowed even to demonstrate in favour of the current government.
“Political and cultural minorities should lead an invisible existence,” he adds.
Asserting that “the Islamic world is not multicultural”, the professor declares how, despite their sharp elbows as a minority in Europe, Muslims would be outraged at the idea of mass immigration of non-Muslims to their lands.
Dr. Ellian writes: “Globalisation in Islamic countries has not produced multicultural societies there. It is unthinkable in most Muslim countries that a significant number of Europeans would like to settle there.
“From Morocco to Pakistan or Iran: mass immigration of Europeans are excluded. In most Islamic countries non-Muslims, and especially Europeans, are not allowed to own land, homes, or businesses. So multicultural advocates have never looked at the world,” the professor contends.
The professor, who has spent a lifetime criticising political Islam, observes: “The Islamic world is not multicultural and is not going to be multicultural. It is only the Western countries which have had to become multicultural at breakneck speed. So the migration is one-way.”