Lale Akgün

‘Muslim migrants need to accept German social norms’

The men who attacked women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve have internalized an Islamist fundamentalist view of women, says Lale Akgün, an expert on Islam-German relations. But that view has no place in German society.

Has a sort of parallel world been created because of the tolerance and freedom of religion here?

Freedom of religion is not a parallel world, as long as religion remains something that is private. But when religion is politicized and requires political decisions to be made, then that’s not something we should just politely accept. This is the point where it interferes in our lives. For example, when I as a mother have to think about whether or not to allow my daughter to be taught by a teacher who wears a headscarf. Do I want my daughter to be exposed to the kind of ideology that says women have to cover themselves up in front of men? If you don’t acknowledge that these things are connected, then the young men who grope women on the street could seem like an isolated phenomenon. But they’re not; they’re part of a bigger problem.

  • Alain

    They will have as much luck with that as trying to get a tiger to become vegetarian. Of course no one questions how reasonable it is to import such people.

  • Martin B

    “But that view has no place in German society”

    Mohammedans have no place in German society.

  • pdxnag

    Here’s a puzzle for you: Is a call to slaughter Infidels religious or political?

    (Neither or both, it is irrelevant. Expel those who profess a loyalty to the ideology/tribe that calls for the slaughter of all others.)

  • canminuteman

    “But that view has no place in German society”
    That view doesn’t have a place in German society, but muslims who just happen to live there aren’t German society. In German, Germany is called Deutchland. or land of the Deutch people. The people aren’t the Deutch because the country is Deutchland the country is Deutchland because the people are the Deutch. If you happen to immigrate to Deutchland it doesn’t make you Deutch, therefore you are not part of German society.
    Socialists believe in the the Magic Soil theory of society. Germany is like it is because the soil is magic, and whoever lives there will be like Germans. Of course any sane person realized this is crazy, and even leftists have to doublethink it because they also believe in multiculturalism.

    • Millie_Woods

      There doesn’t appear to be any middle ground with the Deutch. They’re either rolling across Europe in Panzers or sacrificing the flower of German maidenhood to swarthy invaders.

  • Spatchcocked

    oh shaddup you fucking moo….

  • Ken

    The world needs more “experts” like her. She’s just starting to realize that Islam might be a tad political.

  • Millie_Woods

    Sez a woman who hasn’t been groped since the Elvis was topping the charts.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Shutting the barn door long after the horse has bolted…