I borrowed this from Allahpundit over at hotair.com. It's a quote from an interview with Bernard Lewis regarding the Islamification of Europe. As you read it, replace "Europe(an)" with "America(n)" and see if that doesn't sound about right...
The Muslims “seem to be about to take over Europe,” Lewis said at a special briefing with the editorial staff of The Jerusalem Post. Asked what this meant for the continent’s Jews, he responded, “The outlook for the Jewish communities of Europe is dim.” Soon, he warned, the only pertinent question regarding Europe’s future would be, “Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?”…
Instead of fighting the threat, he elaborated, Europeans had given up.
“Europeans are losing their own loyalties and their own self-confidence,” he said. “They have no respect for their own culture.” Europeans had “surrendered” on every issue with regard to Islam in a mood of “self-abasement,” “political correctness” and “multi-culturalism,” said Lewis, who was born in London to middle-class Jewish parents but has long lived in the United States.
Do the phrases "political correctness" and "multi-culturalism" sound familiar to you? They should. They are the foundations of modern liberalism in America as practiced by our Democrats. As we head toward the very important '08 elections, listen to the candidates' platforms. If they smack of PC and multi-culturalism, be afraid, be very afraid.
Around every corner you see immigrant representatives of unassimilated, hostile cultures demanding that we in the U.S. conform to, and embrace, their bizarre cultural practices to the point of denying our own. Ex.1. the flying Imams demanding prayer rooms at all U.S. airports. 2. our media subserviently refraining from publishing images of Muhammad. 3. Muslim high-schools in Illinois demanding that no men attend their womens' basketball team's road games against non-Muslim schools. 4. Muslim women in Mich. demanding that Fitness USA provide for them a segregated workout facility so men can't watch them exercise. 5. Muslim swimmers in Wash. demanding that the YMCA provide special swim times during which no men, even life-guards, would be allowed in the pool area. and finally #6. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) suggesting that American women behave and dress more conservatively so as not to cause Muslim women to be uncomfortable. The list goes on and on. Incrementally we are giving our culture and national identity away. Like Europe, only more slowly, America is dying a death of a thousand cuts.
We will die as surely as Europe is dying if we don't start demanding that immigrants assimilate and become "American". That means speaking English, respecting our borders, and pursuing happiness by practicing whatever wacky religion they want as long as they don't infringe on the rights of others to pursue happiness.