New German minister: Islam does not belong in Germany

Hans-Peter Friedrich’s comment comes in context of probe into killing of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport believed to be motivated by radical Islamist beliefs.

By Danna Harman HAARETZ

Just three days into the job, Germany’s new interior minister is already causing his government a headache after wading into a highly delicate debate about multiculturalism and claiming Islam was not a key part of the German way of life. “Islam in Germany is not something supported by history at any point,” Hans-Peter Friedrich told journalists on his first day as Thomas de Maiziere’s replacement on Thursday.

Friedrich was speaking in the context of a probe by German authorities into last Wednesday’s killing of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport, in which it is believed the 21-year-old Kosovan suspect Arid Uka was a lone operator motivated by radical Islamist beliefs. His comments were a play on words, turning on its head an earlier remark made several months ago by German President Christian Wulff, who said Islam now “belongs to Germany” because of the 4 million Muslims who live there.
Hans-Peter Friedrich Hans-Peter Friedrich

Friedrich’s foray into the subject of immigrant religion and multiculturalism is in tune with comments made by other European leaders recently. British Prime Minister David Cameron said last month that multiculturalism has failed in Britain and left young Muslims vulnerable to radicalization, arguing for a more active policy to heal divisions and promote Western values.
Germany is home to Western Europe’s second-biggest Islamic population after France. The single biggest minority is Turkish. In contrast to the situation in Britain or France, where simmering racial tensions sometimes explode into violence, German Muslims live relatively peacefully alongside mainstream society, but a lack of integration has long posed a problem.

Opposition member Dieter Wiefelsputz of the Social Democratic Party referred to Friedrich’s comments as “rubbish,” saying that the minister began his term with “poor judgment.”

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4 Replies to “New German minister: Islam does not belong in Germany”

  1. The question remains what is the best way for multicultural countries like Germany to protect their own values and culture despite the fact that a whole number of foreign influences are penetrating them.

  2. Jay they need to do away with multiculturalism, this will always lead to massive violence, they need to insist on the immigrants assimilating into the base culture or leaving the country.

  3. Jay Banks wrote: The question remains what is the best way for multicultural countries like Germany to protect their own values and culture despite the fact that a whole number of foreign influences are penetrating them.

    Yes indeed. This is what I have posted for a while.

    Muslim immigration has got to be stopped as a first imperative. The next has to be to reverse Muslim immigration. If this is not done, then the demographic growth rate of Muslims will assure an Islamic sharia hell hole.

    The question is what policy or policies must we follow now, or what buttons do we push now, that makes it possible for reverse immigration to take place, without resorting to force or coercion.

    Why not force ?

    Muslims bear no responsibility for the present dire situation in the West. The responsibility for this lies squarely with our political elite, who have betrayed the trust that was placed with them. Muslims have merely come in because they were let in. I would do the same if given the chance.

    The problem we are faced with is the demographic growth of Muslims in the West. With just this, Muslims will be a majority in the near future.

    Society has thus to pass laws that force or encourage Muslims to depart from the West for very survival, even though the vast majority of Muslims have committed no crime.

    Our reasoning for deporting them with force now, is based on the reason that at some time in the future, the yet unborn Muslims will constitute a majority, and thus install sharia quite legally via the ballot box. This is a reasonable assumption and line of thought for those who know the nature of Islam.

    But how does one set about this? How does one take actions on the basis of actions that unborn Muslims will take in the future?

    Force is a necessary requisite for the survival of a nation. However, that force needs to be in response to an actual situation, rather then one that “may” happen in the future.

    What do we need to do now, that then evokes such responses, that will then allow us to arrive at a political and social situation, where force, if necessary, becomes a realistic and politically possible policy option.

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