Genital mutilation is on the rise in Europe. It seems some immigrants are bringing this hideous practice with them. This is an interesting junction between reality and postmodernism. The latter has taught us that we should have a myopic respect for other cultures. That we shouldn’t judge others who don’t agree with us lest our jingoistic tendencies blind us. A lofty goal, and certainly one that should be practiced with some moderation. Obviously, some cultures are just different and should be accepted as they are. White Euroupeans don’t have a proud history of the acceptance of people who don’t look like them.

But to practice this form of postmodernism to the extreme ignores reality. We shouldn’t be tolerant of intolerance. No culture should get a free pass just because its different.