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Thilo Sarrazin spreads his word on Muslim immigration

Former German central banker claims Muslims are unwilling to integrated


 
Thilo Sarrazin spreads his word

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With his controversial book dominating the German integration debate, former German central banker Thilo Sarrazin is spreading his message to the English-speaking world: immigrants must integrate, or leave the country. Last week, Sarrazin defended his views on restrictive immigration on the BBC’s call-in radio talk show Have Your Say. Sarrazin’s book, Deutschland schafft sich ab (translated as “Germany is Doing Itself Away”), claims, among other things, that immigrant Muslims are reluctant to integrate into German culture and tend to rely heavily on social services.

Though the majority of callers lambasted Sarrazin for his views, the integration zealot is no stranger to controversy. Last September, he was removed from the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank after criticizing Islam and describing Arab and Turkish immigrants as unwilling to integrate. Sarrazin ended the BBC show with characteristically blunt advice for a caller named Kübra, the daughter of Turkish guest workers in Germany who experiences discrimination regularly for wearing a hijab. His answer? It’s her problem: “It is your own choice to wear a head scarf and to live in Germany. You could as well live in the U.S. or Turkey.”


 

Thilo Sarrazin spreads his word on Muslim immigration

  1. Is it so unusual for new immigrants to congregate in areas where they share a common language, culture and religion? But there are two sides to this coin. Immigrants who look different, dress differently or don't speak the language of the country to which they immigrate are often not very well received.
    In good times we love immigrants because they look after our kids, mow our lawns and harvest our crops for very little money. However, in times of economic hardship they become the target for our own financial insecurity and consequently the anti-immigrant echo chamber becomes very loud.
    It appears to be even easier to attack Muslims now as many people find it easy to associate all Muslims with terrorism and this kind of book only reinforces the anti-Muslim bigotry that exists.

    • Budster,

      Nobody is talking about immigrants in general. There are no problems with the majority of our immigration. And people do not associate most muslims with terrorism. You're wrong on that one. I, myself, was with a muslim for 16 years and like most muslims, he also decries the lack of integration of a segment of the muslim population. What people see is muslims settling into islamic communities and not only upholding their islamic culture, but also expecting us to convert to their way of life. These are the muslims creating the problems.

    • As an example, Montreal now has two areas with muslim concentrations. One friend of mine couldn't handle the sight of burqas and nikabs all around him, so he sold his house and moved to the North Shore. Another friend moved from one building to another where he no longer can sleep. Why? Because Koranic verses are blasted throughout the building 24 hours a day through a loudspeaker. He is the only non-muslim in the building. Strange that when he rented there was no islamic verses to be heard. Could this be a strategy to get him out and to replace him with a muslim family? Sad for him because he can't sleep and he has no money to move again. WAIT TILL THIS HAPPENS TO YOU!

  2. Muslims have said time and again that they will take over the world through immigration and having LARGE families, having 5 or more children. Wheater you want to believe it or not, immigrant Muslims do have an agenda !

    • Hello muslim immigrants, goodbye freedom and democracy!

    • Your videos warning us about extreme muslim radical terrorists are fine and dandy except for one thing: Islam is not a religion, it is not peaceful, and if you require further proof you have only to read the Koran. All muslims are required to imitate the lifestyle espoused by the prophet Mohammad as written in the Koran. This includes destroying the infidel which is anyone other than a muslim whether he/she be Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, atheist, etc. Furthermore, Mohammad, himself, beheaded 6-800 infidels, married a six year old girl and then had carnal relations with her at 9 years of age, decreed that women must be totally subservient to men and sharia law needs to be the law of the land. It is quite believable that within the nex two decades the face of the world will change drastically given high muslim birth rates compared to the rest of us. I, for one, am happy to be old enough that, when this occurs, I will no longer be alive to see it. However, I shudder to think of what will happen to my granddaughter. God help us all!

  3. "Former German central banker claims Muslims are unwilling to integrated". It should read "to integrate" at the end.

  4. Canadian law makers should watch the videos mentioned in tha above messages. It isn't too late to take remedial action that is 'STOP MUSLIM IMMIGRATION' into Canada

    • Hahaa, maybe Canadians should have some kids?

  5. There are some causes for concern – sad but true.

    "A Mississauga businesswoman whose home was ordered seized to pay an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal award to a former employee can keep her house — for now." http://www.thestar.com/news/article/931807–super

    • Human rights legal system created in June 2008. When did the government create a parallel legal system right under our noses and without our consent?

  6. Ya. Let's have a Judeo Christian only immigration policy. Or maybe just a no Muslim immigration policy! I heard that at the last world Islam meeting all the Muslims got together to decide how they were going to take over the world.

    Seriously. are you kidding me? What exactly are we advocating here? This is the type of thing that our kids will look back on 50 yrs from now and wonder wtf we were thinking. Like the head tax, or Japanese internment camps, or the white-Australia policy.

    Please. I would think that there are probably few Muslim immigrants who are terrorists bent on world domination. I think most people want the same things we all do. A safe place to work, raise their family, and find some happiness.

    I guess Muslims are just the boogy-men du jour….

    /paranoid flame suit on/

    • Same as the English, French, and Spanish colonists who wanted a nice place to work, and raise their families. Its called colonization and it never goes well for the original inhabitants, or didn't we learn ther

    • It's called the THIRD CALIPHATE and it's well on its way. Do a bit of Internet research.

  7. That is the problem – getting rid of the radicals to protect the moderates that come here for a better life.

    Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.
    Deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago, Muslim cleric Said Jaziri was found hiding in the trunk of a BMW near the Mexican border. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-border-cl

    This is the good part – it is working.

    "His nickname in Quebec was the controversial imam," said Lise Garon, a professor of communications at Laval University in Quebec City, adding that his case tapped into the anti-immigrant mood in the community. "I think he was deported because people hated his ideas."

  8. Christ, if the only way you can keep your culture is by indoctrinating your kids into it, perhaps it doesn't deserve to be kept.

    So all you weeping wussies out there complaining about how their culture is expanding and immigrating into ours, perhaps the answer is to make our culture more compelling? Give them reasons to see why our culture is better and convert them to it.

    Hint: Christianity isn't going to do it, because the very notion of God (Faith over Evidence) means there's nothing Christianity can promise them that has any more validity than what Islam can promise them.

    • "So all you weeping wussies out there complaining about how their culture is expanding and immigrating into ours, perhaps the answer is to make our culture more compelling? Give them reasons to see why our culture is better and convert them to it. "

      I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure Francis Fukuyama's 'End of History and the Last Man' has already answered this.

  9. This needs to be talked about – at least the Somali community is asking for help.

    Exclusive: Former Somali fighter warns of growing radicalism in Canada

    He is in the early stages of forming a non-profit organization called Generation Islam, which will steer Somali-Canadians away from radicalism. He wants the government to contribute funding. No such program currently exists in the Somali community.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Former+Somali+fi

  10. I guess this where all the Steynbots end up….

    • …and where do the Equity Zombies hang out?

  11. As in immigrant in Muslim countries and an immigrant in non-Muslim countries, the process was the same. LEARN THE LANGUAGE, MEET THE PEOPLE, LEARN THEIR CUSTOMS AND LAWS and ABIDE BY THOSE LAWS……….or LEAVE. I have since settled in Canada, have learnt English and French and celebrate Canadas Holidays along with my own. I never questioned the country i emigrated to., I also always tried to stay away from my fellow immigrants as this isolated me and safeguarded me from the effort of integrating in the society. It was hard and long road and it will not end during my life. BUT IT WAS MY CHOICE, I LEFT MY COUNTRY to join another. If I was so obsessed with my beliefs, culture and values I would have stayed in my home country and died for them. But LIFE to me is more valuable than beliefs. I do not support Germany, but when I now visit Muslim, Buddhist, Christian countries I abide by their laws and do not expect them to abide by the laws of my former country which I left. Otherwise I would have stayed there and protested like some brave Muslim souls found everywhere now in the world. God bless you all.

  12. As in immigrant in Muslim countries and an immigrant in non-Muslim countries, the process was the same. LEARN THE LANGUAGE, MEET THE PEOPLE, LEARN THEIR CUSTOMS AND LAWS and ABIDE BY THOSE LAWS……….or LEAVE. I have since settled in Canada, have learnt English and French and celebrate Canadas Holidays along with my own. I never questioned the country i emigrated to., I also always tried to stay away from my fellow immigrants as this isolated me and safeguarded me from the effort of integrating in the society. It was hard and long road and it will not end during my life. BUT IT WAS MY CHOICE, I LEFT MY COUNTRY to join another. If I was so obsessed with my beliefs, culture and values I would have stayed in my home country and died for them. But LIFE to me is more valuable than beliefs. I do not support Germany, but when I now visit Muslim, Buddhist, Christian countries I abide by their laws and do not expect them to abide by the laws of my former country which I left. Otherwise I would have stayed there and protested like some brave Muslim souls found everywhere now in the world. God bless you all.

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