Political correctness, tolerance, and multiculturalism are great ideas.
In practice they do not always work. Europe, the citadel of liberalism and freedom, is a bright example. Things are not as smooth as they were planned. “United in diversity” can fail, as the recent tragic evens en Paris reveal.
Does this mean the concept and politics of multiculturalism should be abandoned altogether?
Not at all.
However, certain modifications are indispensable..
Tolerance does not mean crimes should not be punished. It does not imply that “liberal society” should seek “institutional excuses” for the mishap caused by expat scoundrels and hooligans. And by no means does it entail protecting the rights of minorities at the expense of locals. The Brussels Christmas tree controversy is a a great case to highlight the point.
True tolerance and multiculturalism has nothing to do with allowing anyone do anything. This is anarchy. Real and effective multiculturalism is unification in diversity under the principle of accountability against the law.
Kindness must come along with fists.