“Only 3 to 4 percent of Turks living in Germany could be counted as Islamist, he said.” Oh, that makes it all OK. But of course, no mention is made of what is being done, if anything, to keep these numbers from growing, and to make any significant distinction between the Islam of the 97% and the Islam of the “Islamists,” so that the latter don’t work the former as a huge recruiting ground — with chapter and verse of the Qur’an and Hadith on their side. From Expatica, with thanks to Anthony:
BERLIN – Germany’s first professor for Islamic religion has criticised talk of an alleged Islamist threat in the country amid increasing political calls for foreigners to do more to integrate themselves into German society.
Muhammad Sven Kalisch, professor for the religion of Islam at the University of Muenster, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa he was concerned that the difference between Islam and the western world “is being so exaggerated in the way it is now”.
Kalisch said if minorities cut themselves off from society “or are perceived to be cut off” it leads to mistrust.
The Turkish ambassador in Berlin, Mehmet Ali Irtemcelik, also warned against Muslims being “unjustly placed in the dock”.
He told Focus news magazine to appear Monday that the Islamist issue was being “irresponsibly exaggerated”. Only 3 to 4 percent of Turks living in Germany could be counted as Islamist, he said….
Meanwhile, in other German idiocy:
Last week, Schroeder’s Greens coalition partner called for establishing a Muslim public holiday in Germany as a reaction to violence in the Netherlands.
Both Germany’s Greens Environment Minister, Juergen Trittin, and the deputy chairman of the Greens in parliament, Hans-Christian Stroebele backed the move.
But the proposal was roundly attacked by the opposition. Guenther Beckstein, the Bavarian interior minister, said it proved the Greens could not let go of their “starry-eyed” dream of a multi-cultural society which has long since “failed”.
Indeed it has. But so few have yet noticed. Imagine for a moment if Trittin and Stroebele get their way: do you think a Muslim holiday in Germany is likely to:
a) appease and silence Muslim radicals? or
b) embolden Muslim radicals to press for more concessions?
If your answer was “b,” go to the head of the class. You have learned the lesson taught by these Greens’ illustrious countryman, a certain genocidal totalitarian named Hitler. In the face of a new genocidal totalitarian threat, these Greens are indicating that they napped and passed notes to girls all the way through history class.