German labor minister threatens ‘non-integrating’ refugees with welfare cuts

German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles has said refugees who refuse to integrate should have their welfare benefits cut. The warning comes as Germany debates how to cope with thousands of migrants arriving weekly.

Nahles said on Sunday that refugees who did not integrate should have their benefit payments reduced. The minister, who is also responsible for social affairs, said payments should also be dependent on migrants learning the German language.

“Whoever comes here to seek refuge and begin a new life must adhere to our rules and values,” the Social Democrat politician wrote in a guest piece for the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” newspaper.

  • Spatchcocked

    Oh boy….good thinking German bureaucrat…. that will work.
    One concern I have is that the migrants may just decide to TAKE whatever they need.
    Is that a realistic terrible possibility?…….and if so what is plan B?

    Has the thought of simply removing the problem from our midst been entertained? And if not why not?
    Signed, a concerned citizen.

    • Millie_Woods

      They don’t take her seriously anyway. She’s just a woman.

    • They will have no choice.

    • Creative progressives.

  • Spatchcocked

    You will be expected to rape steal and murder in the approved German style…..that is our first demand!

  • simus1

    Merkel toadies doing “Cameron the tough vote whore guy” imitations about muslims.
    And just as believable.

  • Spatchcocked

    In the pursuit of Islamic lebensraum Germany is the last territorial demand we have to make in Europe.

  • Spatchcocked

    N.B. The Minister says they “should have” benefits cut rather than “will have”.
    And therein lies a world of difference in Herr Ministers bafflegab and substantive reality …..
    This government is bereft of guts and practical workable solutions……they’re sitting on a powder keg of their own making and they know it…..

  • “German labor minister threatens ‘non-integrating’ refugees with welfare cuts.”

    Lawyers must be licking their chops over that one. They should have screened them for “integration” and other issues BEFORE they invited them in (which conservatives warned them about but the Left wouldn’t listen), instead of after. Now they have a legal conundrum — they suddenly discovered that their invited guests don’t integrate well, or weren’t refugees in the first place. If I were a Lawyer I would argue that the German Government has to pay for their upkeep or pay for their return. And if I were a member of a German opposition party I would head a Parliamentary rebellion forcing Merkel to resign.

  • pdxnag

    Integration/assimilation of any Muslim requires the predicate step of abandonment of superior loyalty to the Islamic Ummah. This means nothing less than genuine apostasy from Islam, which of course means ceasing to claim to be Muslim and demanding supremacist rights deemed due to all Muslims from all Kafir by reason of self-identifying as Muslim.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      And that will earn one death at the hands of other cult members.

  • P_F

    Mohammedans could never integrate with the host society, no matter how many generations they stay. That’s an outright lie, a pipe dream. Either they take over the host society/country & convert it into islamic society/country or will stay unassimilated creating their own separate culture, society, customs & language.
    Living example is present day India, where after a millennia of mohammedan rule and unsuccessful attempts to convert the whole population, unlike Indonesia & Malaysia, they have formed their own distinct society following their pislamic culture while living in mohammedan enclaves & speaking their own language (Urdu).