...or should I say backlash against Muslims in Germany. A new book released that claims Muslims have weighted down the welfare rolls and dumbed down the schools has been giving frustrated Germans a reason to let out pent up anger.
"...A bitter debate continues to dominate German talk shows over whether the nation’s 4.2 million Muslims are dragging the nation down, a charge made by a work published last year that argues the nation’s growing minority is bleeding the welfare budget and lowering the intelligence of German society.
“Germany is Doing Away With Itself,” written by Thilo Sarrazin, a former member of the German Central Bank, has already sold more than a million copies. And while the book has been repudiated by the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, there’s no question it has hit a very raw nerve in German society.
“When I go on talk shows and we discuss the book, callers say ‘I’m not a Neo-Nazi, or a Nazi, but this book has finally allowed me to tell you that the Muslims in this country are here to get welfare and they don’t want to accept our values,' ” Wolfgang Benz, the former head of the center for anti-Semitic research at the Technical University in Berlin, told FoxNews.com. “The scholarship is awful in this book, but the guy at my gas station, who didn’t read it, thinks it’s great, and so do many others who find out what it says about the Muslims. Their pent-up feelings come out.”
Germans are now openly discussing the failure to integrate Muslims, a problem that has been largely ignored for decades..." (Read the whole story)
We have talked here in the past about Germany's permissive ways giving way to many of the 9/11 hijackers. And as much as we understand that after the Holocaust they are weary about singling out any group for anything...maybe they could look at shutting down Islamofascism as small way to start repaying the Jews and the world for WWII...
I fear this is our fate also. This country has gone so far out of it's way to be tolerant that we have bred the likes of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. And there will be more.
I don't know how you shut down the fanatics without the moderates being caught in the sweep...Which is why most Conservatives say it is up to those 'moderate Muslims' to be the ones to turn in their brethren instead of making excuses for them...