German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "immigrants should learn to speak German," acknowledging that the "multikulti" concept has failed..."utterly." While Muslims are not specifically accused, it becomes clear as you read on. See an intriguing video of Muslims in Germany below and see what they really want.
She added: "We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone', but this isn't reality."Hear it in the video below. Can you imagine that statement being made in the U.S.? 'Yeah, we thought they would leave after awhile but it isn't happening.' But the Chancellor made it clear that foreigners are welcome in Germany, just please speak our language and become one of us [my interpretation].
She specifically referred to recent comments by German President Christian Wulff who said that Islam was "part of Germany," like Christianity and Judaism.In May 2010, the Central council of Muslims, pulled out of a German government-sponsored effort to "foster Muslim integration." Family Security Matters has the story.
See, the real problem in Germany, as with elsewhere across the globe are contentious Muslims. Most of the contentious believe in jihad against non-believers - that would be us and the other "thems." You can champion Muslim rights in the West all you want, but there is no such thing as an infidel friend after you are no longer of use to the mission. You are next on the list.
Another long-range problem: Many Muslims in Germany and the U.S. refuse to let their school children integrate. We must think about what that means, and it isn't simple or pleasant. Children world-wide are the future. Put that in a post-it note in a place where you see it often.
In 2009, there were 4.3 million Muslims in Germany, 5.4% of the population. Some 2.5 million are Turkish immigrants or migrants. The U.S. has a Muslim population of about 2.5 million. Many assimilate. Those who do not are the problem.
The debate first heated up in August when Thilo Sarrazin, a senior official at Germany's central bank, said that "no immigrant group other than Muslims is so strongly connected with claims on the welfare state and crime". Mr Sarrazin has since resigned.Four thousand Germans converted between July 2004 and June 2005" - mainly women who married a Muslim," but also many university graduates.
Two videos below. The first includes Merkel's statements. The second shows the violence at a school and the everyday problems with young Muslims. The second has subtitles in English. It moves quickly. Just hit pause with each one for easier reading.