5 Reasons Why Angela Merkel Is Wrong to Oppose Germany’s Anti-Islamization Rallies

After tens of thousands of Germans participated in rallies organized by Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced them, claiming that when they chanted “We are the people,” they really meant, “You don’t belong — because of your religion or your skin color.” With one-third of Germans supporting the rallies, that’s either an awful lot of racists or Merkel is making a disastrous mistake in demonizing this movement. And she is, of course: Islamization is not a race, and it is not racist or xenophobic to oppose it.

Merkel herself should know better, for these reasons…

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  • simus1

    pro Turkel Murkel and her predecessors also made a complete hash of economically integrating the east German failed state into a united Germany.
    Anger at her multicult BS is just the tip of the iceberg.

    • The German media is pulling their hair out, even posting false announcements that the Dresden march has been cancelled.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    Perhaps one of the bigger names associated with BCF can write a column that will get Ms. Merkel’s attention with a clear statement:

    Ms. Merkel has absolutely validated the point of PEGIDA and the entire anti-Islamist movement in one bold statement when she clearly opposed the attitude stated as “You don’t belong — because of your religion …” Islam is absolutely clear and unequivocal in claiming precisely this belief as it’s core teaching – any and all human beings that do not submit to Allah as Muslims not only don’t belong but are to be eliminated whenever and wherever possible. This is a perpetual, global, unchangeable obligation of the Ummah and not subject to interpretation, debate, or revision. The people of Germany, and the Western world in general, have shown a broad ability to accept and tolerate people of all religious backgrounds that themselves also teach tolerance – Buddhists, Hindus, various Christian and Jewish sects, atheists, agnostics etc. Islam stands apart as the perfect embodiment of exactly what Ms. Merkel opposes: an intolerant, exclusivist, and supremacist movement that cannot be described as compatible with Western freedoms. And if Muslim is considered a race, the openly and virulently racist against any and all of the non-Muslim race.

    • Ummah

      “Islam is absolutely clear and unequivocal in claiming precisely this belief as it’s core teaching – any and all human beings that do not submit to Allah as Muslims not only don’t belong but are to be eliminated whenever and wherever possible.”

      You are clearly and ignorant of what Islam teaches and I can guarantee that you haven’t read the Quran.

      In the Early Islamic Empire, jews and chrisitian would flock to the muslim world because there they were able to practice their religion without oppression. Even as recent as the Ottoman empire, chrisitians and jews lived alongside muslims. Infact, the Quran is very clear on freedom of faith and expression.

      The light may be bright, but walk towards and get rid of your ignorance

  • tom_billesley

    BBC radio news interviewed a reporter for Deutsche Welle. It must have taken a great deal of trouble to find someone that impartial.