A tale of two handshakes

I have often said, at least anytime I get the chance, that there is no such thing as ‘multiculturalism’, that no one actually believes there is, and the people who believe it the least are the ones who champion it the most.

Here is some minor evidence of these statements, although there are far more entertaining ones should the need arise.

But I like these because its the exact same issue, where a court was asked to decide exactly which culture was legally dominant, which no matter how you slice it, means there is no multiculturalism. Because its an oxymoron. In the same way as you cannot go back in time and kill your grandparents when they were kids.

Muslim Couple Denied Swiss Citizenship Over Refusing a Male-Female Handshake

According to the local officials, the bid was blocked due to the couple’s “lack of respect for gender equality.” In a similar episode two years ago, two Syrian brothers who refused to shake hands with female teachers sparked a national outrage in Switzerland.

The authorities of Lausanne, a city


in southwest Switzerland, have denied a Muslim couple’s citizenship bid over their refusal to shake hands with people of the opposite sex.


A three-member commission blocked the application, citing their “lack of respect for gender equality,” Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod said, as quoted by AFP. The two have also struggled with answering questions asked by members of the opposite gender.

OK this is pretty straight forward. The muslims tried to shove their culture at the Swiss by not shaking hands with an opposite sex person. (At this late stage of the Marxist infection, we can at least be grateful both sides agree there are two sexes) The commission chose in favour of the very European notion of the importance of a handshake in new relationships of a professional nature.

So one culture won. The Swiss. Then you have this:

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake.

Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when she declined to shake the hand of a male interviewer for religious reasons.


She placed her hand over her heart in greeting instead.

The Swedish labour court ruled the company had discriminated against her and ordered it to pay 40,000 kronor ($4,350; £3,420) in compensation.


Some Muslims avoid physical contact with members of the opposite sex, except for those in their immediate family.


However handshakes are traditional in Europe. Additionally, anti-discrimination legislation may forbid companies and public bodies from treating people differently because of their gender.

They should have added the exception to the physical contact thing that it doesn’t apply when muslims are raping Europeans. But what is interesting is that a court of law in Sweden has now made it clear that there is one culture, which is an Islamic one, while the Swedish one for the moment will be tolerated between Swedes only.

There are other groups that have similar no-contact rules for religious reasons, but typically they will not put themselves in a position where those kinds of choices have to be made. Much like the difference between Jews refusing to eat pork or pig products, and Muslims forcing you not to have pork or pig products, which is increasingly the case.

This isn’t really the most fun evidence of the initial assertion though.

I have started a list, and its growing by the day.

Should you know someone who claims to believe in multiculturalism, ask them a few questions.

Would they support a municipal arena to stone women who violated sharia in one of many ways?

Death for blasphemy?

Death for apostasy from Islam?

Would they donate to a bullfight arena downtown?

Is it OK to force burn the living widow of a man who recently passed away on his funeral pyre as the Hindus did till the British put an end to it?

A restaurant for Cannibals?

Would they support a ban on all representational art and all music that uses instruments or women’s voices?

Here is my personal favorite as a Canadian:

Can I open a bar where people can, if they choose to, come in and drink booze, smoke cigarettes and watch hockey while admiring women and maybe trying to meet one they don’t already know?

Since the answer to all these will be no, we learn that multiculturalism is a code word for one global culture of a mix of soft-islam, and primarily postmodern Marxism.







And apropos of nothing at all:

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

2 Replies to “A tale of two handshakes”

  1. You’re right, there is no such thing as a successful multicultural society, one culture will become dominate, the US use to recognize that fact and had the stated goal of all immigrants melting into the Base culture. This process (the melting pot) ensured that the base culture of the US was welcoming to all who wanted to become US citizens and that parts of their cultures would survive in the base culture.

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