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Germany’s interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, who took office only last week in a cabinet reshuffle, provoked hot debate in the country by saying to journalists that Islam was not a key part of the German way of life.
"Islam in Germany is not something substantiated by history at any point," Hans-Peter Friedrich said, as cited by Reuters.
The new interior minister also said everyone residing in Germany must "first and foremost learn German," insisting that immigrants ought to be aware of their host country’s "Western Christian origins". He said his chief goal as interior minister was to "bring society together and not polarize it."
Originally posted by Misoir
We as a civilization, both Europeans and Muslims, must learn to be tolerant of our fellow human beings and fellow nationals. But we should be wary of be so tolerant our brains fall out of our own heads. I think it is only common sense to conclude that the current immigration laws have been an utter failure and have provided a breeding ground for tension, fear, and hatred.
And how about instead of us just blaming the immigrants we blame the real culprits, those who set and keep these horrible immigration laws which are fueling these fires, damaging our national culture, dismantling western civilization, and causing unnecessary tension between otherwise peaceful people.
But I would like to state ... Germany is not a Muslim country and neither is any of the European countries outside of the Balkans. None of the Western nations are Muslim. It does not mean we should put up a sign "No Muslims Allowed" rather we should allow a restricted number of people from the Arab world in so long as it does not change our national and cultural identity. The people of the Western world are Christian and Secular, also arguably Jewish as well, so it is only common sense to keep it that way to preserve a cultural identity.
I know I am going to be called a bigot, xenophobe, nativist, etc... but I think my point has been made and for anyone who thinks it is any of the words listed above I do not care what you think because I know in my heart I practice the message of Jesus Christ, love all men and peace to everyone.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Misoir
Didn't they used to say that about some other religious group over there? Jeeze, I can't remember what they were called, some sort of subversive sect that was a danger to Germany's national character? Drat, it's like, right on the tip of my tongue! What were those people called... Anyway, the Germans didn't like having them around, messing the place up with their non-Christian ways and cultural differences, so the Germans all got together and did something about it! If only I could remember what that damned religious group was... Oh yes, Catholics. Wasn't it Catholics? Might have been Sikhs... No, that doesn't make sense. At any rate, they finally managed to get most of these barbarians out of Germany and secured its standing as a good, peaceful Christian country forevermore.edit on 8/3/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)