How europe is accommodating muslims
If these accounts are really true, one does not need refugees in one's country, there are enough citizens rushing in that direction, irrespective of many negative experiences narrated therein.
There are some -- though fewer -- reasons to ban wearing a burkini on a beach.It would seem that Merkel hopes that with this burka ban the German public will forgive or forget that here is a political leader so devoid of foresight that she unilaterally chose to allow an extra 1-2% of the population to be added to her country in a single year, mainly Muslim, mainly male and mainly young.This is a Chancellor who, even having previously admitted that Germany's multicultural model had "failed," revved immigration up to unprecedented and unsustainable levels.Or it is possible that they have no answers to the problems with which they have presented the continent. The articles printed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editors or of Gatestone Institute.Whichever it is, they would do well to reflect that in 2017, the European publics might get fed up with the distraction tactics of talking about clothing and instead seek answers to the challenge we now face, as well as retribution at the polls for the politicians who brought us here. No part of the Gatestone website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied or modified, without the prior written consent of Gatestone Institute.At the local and national level, the decision to discuss the burkini allowed all the larger political issues behind Europe's growing security problem to be ignored.In the wake of Nice, there should have been a fulsome public discussion over what if anything can be done to ensure that people who have been in France for many years -- in some cases their entire lives -- are not indoctrinated to hate the country so much that they drive a truck through a crowded sea-front on Bastille Day.As with the Dutch government, Merkel clearly hoped that in throwing this tidbit to the German public she might head off the threat that the Alternative for Germany party (Af D), among others, now poses to her party in this year's election.But the move also raises the question of just how stupid does Angela Merkel believe the German people to be?(Image source: France24 video screenshot) Across the continent in 2016, it appeared that other politicians realised the enormous advantage of such distraction debates.For instance, in the Netherlands in November, the country's MPs voted for a ban on wearing a burka in public places.