In the midst of Germany’s row over whether preachers in mosques should be made to preach in German (which would ease surveillance but not accomplish much else), the Greens, being good men of the Left and hence staunch multiculturalists, have reminded the German intelligentsia of the need to take care of the immigrants’ feelings: they have proposed that a Muslim holiday be imposed upon the nation as a whole.
Once again, this is not a clash of civilizations, it is abject surrender. The Greens, who probably regard German history (with good reason in some cases) as a sorry record of imperialism and genocide, are anxious to make the newest Germans feel at home. And no doubt they would regard it as the height of bad taste to take notice of the fact that many German Muslims, whether or not they get a holiday, are now striving and will continue to strive to transform Germany one day into an Islamic state. In other words, their cultural openmindedness is not reciprocated.
From Deutsche Welle, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Just a day after Schaven’s proposal was revealed, a member of the Green Party in Germany called for the Federal Government to install an official Islamic holiday in the German calendar.
Hans-Christian StrÃ¶bele was quoted in the Die Welt newspaper on Tuesday saying that a holiday directly after the fasting period of Ramadan could be one possibility, an idea supported by environment minister JÃ¼rgen Trittin.