Germany’s famed cultural icons may be on the way to oblivion.
The first to intervene, a month ago, was the German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble. Muslims in Germany “must accept our way of life”, Schäuble said. And if they do not like European culture they made the “wrong” decision to come. “There are better places than Europe to live under Islamic law”.
Now another politician, the Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere,has shaken German public opinion.
He did it with an article published by Bild called “Wir sind nicht Burqa” – We are not burqa. And he promoted the revival of “Leitkultur”, the dominant culture made of hard work, respect for others, confidence in Europe, arts and education, including Bach and Goethe, and Christianity.