First of all I am not supporting Islamic law Simon. The question Bandecoot asked was the following...
Can you tell me one muslim country that embraces multiculturalism?
I gave an example of one. There are others also. ie. Albania for example.
Do I agree with all the laws and practices the countries aforementioned govern themselves by? No never claimed that I did.
Glad you brought up the question of multiculturalism. I again never said I preferred multiculturalism.You do realize there is an option besides multiculturalism and a homogenous culture. What is this third option you ask? It is the melting pot of cultures ( what the U.S. Has) I prefer this melting pot of cultures.
What is the difference between a multicultural society and a society that is more of a melting pot? A multicultural society is one where each culture is distinct from each other they may influence each other but basically do not change. in A society that is a melting pot culturally all groups influence and change each other. The cultures have fundamentally changed and become more alike. Is use same language , participate as citizens, and accept the laws and morality of the blended society.
I read a great analogy regarding the difference. It compared a multicultural society to a cheese plate made up of many different cheeses . Though each cheese course might influence the flavor of the next each cheese retains its own unique flavor.
A society that is cultural melting pot was compared to a pot where all the cheeses are melted together. No longer are the taste , texture and look distinct from.one another. The flavor and appearance is all mixed together .
Understand that America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, your fifty languages, and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries. But you won't be long like that, brothers, for these are the fires of God you've come to – these are fires of God. A fig for your feuds and vendettas! Germans and Frenchmen, Irishmen and Englishmen, Jews and Russians—into the Crucible with you all! God is making the American.
-- The Melting Pot, 1908