Oct 17 2010
Now if only the rest of the world would admit it and stop bringing Muslims into their countries.
CNNBerlin, Germany (CNN) — Multiculturalism in Germany has “absolutely failed,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party’s youth wing at a conference Saturday.
“The approach of saying, ‘Well, let’s just go for a multicultural society, let’s coexist and enjoy each other,’ this very approach has failed, absolutely failed,” she said in a speech. The remarks echo a comment she made to CNN last month in response to a question from Becky Anderson about Germany’s Muslim population.
“We’ve all understood now that immigrants are a part of our country, (but) they have to speak our language, they have receive an education here,” Merkel told CNN’s “Connect the World” program September 27.
Germany’s population is about 5 percent Muslim, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life estimated last year. Its roughly 4 million Muslims make up the largest Muslim population in western Europe. H/T Jo
Even better, Turkish President Abdullah Gul expressed major concern over the growing anti-Islamic mood in Germany and other European countries.
IRNAThere are around 4.3 million Muslims living in Germany of which 2.5 million are Turks. German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger admitted last month that Islamophobia has become a serious problem in the country as a result of deepening popular anti-Muslim sentiments.
Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said there was a growing tendency among the public to view ‘Muslims and their religion as a threat.’
This was the first time that the German government had openly acknowledged the existence of Islamophobia.
German Muslim leaders have repeatedly urged the center-right government of Chancellor Angela Merkel to take the problem of Islamophobia seriously.
German Muslims have voiced mounting concern over an Islamophobic wave stirred by Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU). ‘The mood in the German Muslim community is filled with fear because Islamophobia has reached the middle of German society,’ according to a local Berlin Muslim community leader, Faical Salhi.
And this is a bad thing? Here’s an idea, take all your Turks in Germany back to Turkey. They are not wanted in Germany.