October 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Addressing a youth group representing Germany's Christian Democratic Union [CDU] in Potsdam, Germany [site of a disastrous 1945 post-war agreement between the United States, the UK and the Soviet Union, essentially granting the communist nation the right to occupy Eastern Europe in perpetuity] the German Chancellor became the first European leader to reject outright, the divisive ideology of multiculturalism.
Stating, "And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed," she listed the failures of the policy including a refusal to acculturate, a tendency for foreign immigrants, especially Muslims, to disproportionately take advantage of social welfare programs as well as becoming involved with criminal activity. [source, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11559451 Merkel says German multicultural society has failed]
While proponents of multiculturalism were quick to deny the thrust of Merkel's speech, suggesting it reeked of xenophobia and that it has been exacerbated by the world-wide economic slowdown, the fact remains that the overwhelming majority of immigrants who obtained entrance to Germany as "guest workers," refuse to learn the language and embrace the nation's culture.
Horst Seehofer, who leads the CDU equivalent in Bavaria similarly has proclaimed "Multi-kulti dead." [source, BBC]
Going forward Merkel stated that as a basic principle, if an immigrant is not interested in learning the language and becoming German, then they are not wanted.
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