German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined the head of the Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, in declaring that Multiculturalism has failed. Ms. Merkel hedged her declaration a bit — she insisted that Islam is a “part of Germany”, and only called for “integration” rather than assimilation.
However, the fact that she dared to utter the f-word — “failure” — when discussing Multiculturalism is extremely significant. The taboo has been broken.
In other news — also in Germany — a primary school teacher was suspended for inadvertently giving pork schnitzels to some of her Muslim students.
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