Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal (thanks to PRCS), whose news pages are generally better than its dhimmi Opinion pages, speaks about a problem that few dare to discuss:
They are called Die Fremden BrÃ¤ute — the foreign brides. This year, thousands of teenage girls, very few past the age of consent, will arrive in Germany from Turkey for arranged marriages and lives of domestic servitude enforced by tradition, isolation and fear. It’s a thriving one-way trade that has been going on for more than three decades, and it sits at the core of Europe’s greatest predicament today: the widening gulf between an increasingly postmodern society and its often premodern immigrants.
The subject of foreign brides broke wide in the German media last year, when a 28-year-old Turkish man took his 11-year-old wife to a registry office in DÃ¼sseldorf to get her an ID card. On that occasion, the girl was detained by the authorities and deported to Turkey. But according to the Turkish-born German sociologist Necla Kelek, that is more often the exception than the rule. Ms. Kelek, 48, is one to know: In two bestselling books, “The Foreign Bride” and “The Lost Sons,” she has exposed Germans to the lives of their 2.6 million-strong Turkish community in a way few of her German-born peers would have dared.
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