Lots of Jews and Jewish allies like Jordan Peterson are reevaluating multiculturalism and cultural integration given all the pro-Palestinian sentiment, much of it the result of importing Muslims. This is not only a pivotal moment for Jewish power in the West, it’s a pivotal moment for the whole multicultural project. Here’s the situation in Denmark, via Google Translate:
Never before has a student expressed that she no longer believes that we can live peacefully together in the future.
By: Christian Skaug
The war between Israel and Hamas has revealed cultural differences so deep that professionals in the Danish social sector are losing faith in peaceful coexistence, says one of Denmark’s largest authorities on integration.
Henrik Kokborg is a specialist in culture and the importance of religion for integration, and for twelve years he has held more than 1,500 courses for more than 40,000 teachers, police officers, social workers and health professionals.
In an article in the Pio newspaper on Wednesday, he says that the Israel-Hamas war has caused a sudden shift in mood among the professionals who follow his courses: The focus has shifted from socio-economic conditions to cultural ones.
These professionals have always worked on the premise that refugees and immigrants’ challenges in integrating into society are due to socio-economic reasons.
After all, most immigrants had a poor education, were afflicted with poverty, and perhaps also had war trauma in their luggage. And therefore professionals have worked on the basis of these explanatory models, with good support from most researchers.
But today, the second and third generations grow up in Denmark, where there is neither war nor poverty. Everyone gets schooling and many work.
But this has not led to a reduction in the social workload – quite the opposite. Major problems and serious social problems remain, especially among children and young people from families with ethnic minority backgrounds.
The professionals experience a lack of respect and behavioral norms from minority students who do not embrace Danish values or traditions.
Gradually, the problems also appear among employees in the social sector, Kokborg explains:
Problems have also begun to arise in social work workplaces in day-to-day cooperation with colleagues with opposing cultural and religious values and norms. It creates friction and insecurity, and affects well-being and the collegial community.
This change has happened quickly:
It was not something I heard about just three years ago, but now I hear how municipal leaders are forced to exclude applicants from minority backgrounds because, for example, the candidates do not consider the sexes equal.
But for fear of reactions, these same leaders don’t say it openly.
Following the Hamas attack on Israel, the situation has become more acute.
Many feel pressured by their Muslim counterparts to take sides in the conflict. “We see your silence. You support apartheid and the murder of children with your silence,” reads calls sent both in direct messages and in open calls on social media.
In schools, jihad is called for:
Others experience aggressive children and young people who, in school and secondary school learning environments, spread hatred against Jews and call for jihad and the destruction of Israel.
The professionals also tell him that they no longer see the difference between ISIS supporters and Palestinian protesters.
The reactions Kokborg gets are unparalleled: In the twelve years I have taught professionals, I have never experienced anything like it. Never before has a student expressed that she no longer believes that we can live peacefully together in the future. But this week alone, I have seen more than twenty people express the same thing.
But these people don’t say it openly either. Their denunciation thus remains a “silent knowledge that few are told”, writes Kokborg.
What do we do if those at the forefront of integration no longer believe that their work is of any purpose? he asks.