Muslim Australia: a study of diversity

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You can learn a lot about a country if it is about diversity and diversity. Companies can manage differences between groups in three general ways: mandatory compliance, voluntary tolerance, or tense acceptance or self-satisfaction. As can be seen in the Russian purges of the Germans or the “non-Aryan” nazis of the territories under their control, the examples of forced consensus are unfortunately very frequent. Dominant cultures seem to have had no trouble saying minority groups and sub-groups that “do not fit”, either by choosing the streets of dominant groups or by taking the road. As evidenced by the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, “embarking on the road” is fraught with pitfalls, suffering and suffering. Europe does not have a monopoly on this approach to cultural diversity. Chinese linguistic and ethnographic studies show that in the south and east of China lived a multitude of people of different languages ​​and cultures. Modern Chinese culture, which we consider “Chinese”, is in fact only a sub-group, the Han, who came from the West and spawned most of the ancient linguistic groups. According to research, the Malaysian, Indonesian and Polynesian linguistic groups date back to the ancient linguistic groups that occupied the south-east of modern China.

Tolerance is another way companies use to manage cultural and linguistic diversity. This way of dealing with differences rarely takes a lot of time. Take the case of Yugoslavia. Thanks to the violent tactics and cult of personality cultivated by Marshall Tito, the old animosities between Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnian Serbs and Kosovars were silent. All were involved in the overall state doctrine of “Pan Slavs – a Yugoslavia for all Slavs”. When the Iron Curtain fell and communism broke out, fierce tolerance in Titus’ day led to an ethnic war. After numerous ethnic rapes, massacres and deaths on the battlefield, Yugoslavia has divided many fragmented states with a particular religion or language. To a lesser extent, the same can be said for the Soviet empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Turkish empire. This seems to be nice people, only for strangers, when imperialist weapons point to them.

Fortunately, humanity has created a third approach to multicultural differences: tolerance. Among the Swiss Protestants, who have made the “religion of the state” tolerant of other religions, the idea of ​​a political system tolerating cultural and religious differences has moved away from its Protestant origins. The United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, France and other countries bravely launched an experiment based on the idea of ​​the rule of law and the mutual respect of the United States, and not on race , blood, religion, language or any other culture is perceived Point of union. Australia is definitely in this area. He has succeeded in creating a multicultural society that embraces many religions, cultures and languages. Islam is received not only with open arms, but also more deeply than religion. The parts of Islam that collide, such as Shiites, Sunnis, Druze and other Muslims, live together in peace. The historical divisions between the Islamic groups that are disintegrating in the countries of origin do not exist in Muslim Australia. While first generation immigrants may harbor old prejudices of the old earth, most of Australia’s second generation share a tolerant and pluralistic mindset. In fact, Muslim Australia offers the world a sign of hope in an increasingly mobile and multicultural world.

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