“Merkel thinks marriage is sacred bond between men and woman. Most Germans and all Muslim MPs believe in equality. Who needs integration?”
If Filipe Henriques really thinks that this is a sign that Muslims are integrating and accepting German values, he could be in for a rude surprise. Many Islamic groups in the West support same-sex marriage solely for tactical reasons: they know it will open the door to the legalization of polygamy. This is step toward the Islamization of society, not a step away from Sharia.
“All of Germany’s Muslim MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriage,” by Greg Wilford, Independent, July 2, 2017:
All six of Germany’s Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill and announcing: “Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
Despite the Chancellor’s opposition, the historic “marriage for all” measure was approved with 393-226 votes in the Bundestag on Friday, leading hundreds of MPs to rise to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation.
The Green Party, who launched rainbow confetti into the chamber when the result was announced, have since confirmed that the party has four Muslim lawmakers – Cem Özdemir, Ekin Deligöz, Özcan Mutlu and Omid Nouripour – who approved the legislation.
Aydan Özoğuz, a Muslim MP for the centre-left Social Democratic Party, also voted in favour of the bill after his party criticised Ms Merkel for “embarrassing” delays to the legislation.
The issue has divided the Chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) party, which remains the largest in the German parliament and has enjoyed comfortable poll leads and local election victories ahead of September’s federal elections.
Ms Merkel has always been unequivocal with her personal opposition to marriage equality, but her party’s MP Cemile Giousouf, the first Muslim elected into the Bundestag in 2013, was praised on social media after endorsing the landmark measure.
Activist Filipe Henriques tweeted: “She’s a Muslim woman and a Conservative. She voted for marriage equality, most of her CDU colleagues voted against.
“Merkel thinks marriage is sacred bond between men and woman. Most Germans and all Muslim MPs believe in equality. Who needs integration?”…