Our Austrian correspondent AMT has reached across the border to pull in an excellent article from Germany, and includes this note:
In Germany, Ralph Giordano is, along with Henryk A. Broder, one of the most outspoken critics of Islamic doctrine. Both men share a Jewish background and a deep knowledge and experience of the dangers of totalitarianism.
The following ten points are not only required reading for everyone, but they should be printed and handed out to those who are unwilling to face the truth.
It’s staring us all in the face: let’s act!
Many thanks to JLH for translating this piece from Politically Incorrect:
Giordano’s Ten Theses for the Integration Debate
In Die Welt, Cologne author and Islam critic Ralph Giordano has taken a position on the discussion about Thilo and, in ten points, has declared the former politician to be correct. The Holocaust survivor attacks ruling politicians and the media, which, along with “model” Muslims, are disputing the prevalent defects in integration. He reproaches the politicians for downplaying existing problems with Islam. The editorial staff of WELT-online did not miss the chance to insert into Giordano’s most interesting essay their notorious chart, which simply obliterates the real problem: immigration from Islamic countries.
1. So long as cultured, career-integrated Muslim women with accent-free German appear on talk shows with unrealistic statements like “the question of integration does not arise,” and act as if their type is exemplary of the Muslim minority in Germany, and the equal status of Muslim women is just around the corner, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 2. So long as these model Muslim women would rather bite off their tongues than get into what critical Muslim women have reported with shocking authenticity about the everyday life of oppression, segregation and exploitation, of forced marriages and bondage of Muslim women and girls, up to the point of “honor killing,” then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 3. So long as it is accepted without demur that mosques in Germany are named for Turkish-Ottoman conquerors — Sultan Selim I, or, as in the case of the so-called Fatih mosques, Mehmet II, conqueror of Constantinople, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 4. So long as the highest officials of Turkish organizations, like the general secretary of the central council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mayzek, can state before running cameras and millions of viewers that sharia and constitutional law are compatible, without being immediately deported, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 5. So long as it is intoned, like the telling of rosary beads, that Islam is a peaceful religion and the numerous calls in the Koran to kill infidels, especially Jews, Jews, Jews are casually ignored, then Thilo Sarrazin is right.
6. So long as the widespread public fear of Islamization is discounted as an airy chimera rather than taken seriously as a reality of public opinion, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 7. So long as officials of organizations here and politicians in Turkey keep harping on religious freedom without any parallel effort made for religious freedom in Turkey, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 8. So long as there is no open discussion of Islamic practices, customs and traditions which are not compatible with democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, gender equality and pluralism, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 9. So long as the large themes of parallel societies, like the culture of violence, excessive nationalism, open fundamentalism, marked anti-Semitism and public gestures of triumphalism with demographic intimidation are not central points of the discourse, then Thilo Sarrazin is right. 10. So long as Germany’s social romantics, bleeding hearts on call, embracers of everything, and apostles of appeasement continue to act as if the problem of immigration/integration is a multicultural idyll with cosmetic defects which can be removed by social therapeutic measures, then Thilo Sarrazin is right.
Suggestion for furthering integration: If a woman’s uncovered hair arouses masculine lust, would it not be better to decree handcuffs for the men than head-coverings for the women?