Last week the Prime Minister, David Cameron said that “multiculturalism has failed“. This raises a number of questions:
- What does he mean by this?
- Is he right?
- What does this mean for Hindus?
- Does David Cameron expect Hindus, Jews, Catholics, Greek Orthodox, and Buddhists all to abandon their individual cultures and beliefs?
Understanding this is important, because similar statements have been made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard, and Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar. First of all, I will look at this question: “what is multiculturalism?”.