Andrew’s post on Scottish hospitals telling infidel doctors to cut out working lunches during Ramadan and Kathryn’s post on Dutch bishops telling European Catholics to call God “Allah” are two small examples of the remorseless incremental concessions we make every day in the name of “cultural sensitivity”.
The question is: At what point do you stop? If it’s only being “sensitive” to insist that Belgian police officers not be seen eating donuts during Ramadan, when will sensitivity require that female police officers adopt Muslim-sensitive headscarves? If it’s only being “sensitive” to ask Catholic worshippers in the heart of European Christendom to call God “Allah”, why not rename churches “mosques” and disavow Jesus’ divinity? These small groveling unreciprocated concessions that do nothing but provoke further demands communicate the same big message: We’re losers, and the best we can hope for is that you’ll let us lose gradually.
I think this sums it up best:
Scratch a liberal, find a dhimmi.