Moral equivalency meeting resistance?

“Warraq declares that if their system is to endure, Westerners must acknowledge that “the great ideas of the West — rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression, human rights, and liberal democracy — are superior to any others devised by humankind.” Likewise, it is critical to compare Western ideals to those of the Islamists, which are antithetical to liberty and increasingly threaten it. A glance at how women and minorities are treated by strict Islamic law is sufficient to expose multiculturalism’s “lie that all cultures are worthy of equal respect and equally embracing of individual freedom and democracy,” to quote reformist Muslim Salim Mansur.”

“Will the decades ahead be shaped by unapologetic pride in the West’s objectively superior system, as voiced by Claude Guéant? Or will the mindset of his critics prevail, thus sapping morale, projecting weakness, emboldening Islamists, and accelerating the decay? If the former, the West will survive — because it will have chosen survival. If the latter, the new barbarians will not have to climb over the gates as in days of yore; they will simply stroll through the ones opened for them by Western apathy.”

David J Rusin describes the ruckus resulting from a French interior minister defending his culture. He says Western Survival Depends on Western Pride

Governance is not the only issue. Much of the green movement is about a guilt rather than a pride in what western cultures have wrought. There is a blindness into the Grace of the Lord as expressed in western culture values and morality that has enriched so many individuals and societies. That blindness tends to direct the path back into the pit that is exemplified by the encounters in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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