The principle is always and everywhere the same: whenever Islamic law and mores and Western law and mores are in conflict, Western principles must give way. The Western political and media elites have already internalized this principle, and are acting upon it, as in this case. And as far as they’re concerned, the sooner the rest of us get with the program, the better.
A Syrian, whose naturalization in Germany was revoked because of a secretive second marriage, can hope again: the German Federal Administrative Court has found a loophole.
A second marriage concluded abroad does not exclude a naturalization claim in Germany. This marriage does not preclude an effective commitment to the liberal democratic constitution, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig decided in a judgment published on Wednesday on the naturalization of a Syrian. His case must now be re-examined.
The naturalization of the Syrian, who has been living in Germany since 1999, had been withdrawn after his second marriage had become known. He filed a lawsuit against this withdrawal. The civil engineer had married a German in April 2008 and a Syrian in June 2008 in Damascus.
He has three children with his first wife. He also recognized the paternity of a daughter from his second marriage. The girl now lives with him in Karlsruhe; his second wife has lived in a separate apartment in the city since last year.
The man was naturalized in 2010 on the basis of paragraph nine of the nationality law, which provides for the naturalization of spouses. He concealed his second marriage. In 2013, the decision was therefore withdrawn.
The prerequisite for naturalization as a spouse is, inter alia, that the applicant commits himself to living in accord with German principles. The Federal Administrative Court has now ruled that the concealed second marriage precludes this requirement of the naturalization procedure.
However, the Syrian is in principle still eligible for naturalization per paragraph ten of the law. The prerequisite in this case is, among other things, the commitment to the free democratic basic order. In the view of the Federal Administrative Court, this requires “a commitment to a community founded on human rights and law as well as respect for and protection of the human rights embodied in the Basic Law, but no commitment to the principle of civil law monogamy.”…