The following brief clip is from an event that is not identified, but based on the backdrop, it’s a joint event of the “Union” parties in the German parliament: the Christian Democratic Union (Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU), and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern, CSU).
In it you’ll see a young Muslim woman explain that the term “integration” is unnerving to her and many young Muslims because they do not have to integrate themselves in Germany, and that therefore they should not constantly be bothered with demands for integration.
The Muslima is not identified, but she is obviously a member of the Muslim youth organization JUMA (jung, muslimisch, aktiv, a project for young Muslims in Berlin sponsored by the Berlin Senate and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth).
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|0:03||Do you think that the way integration is talked about|
|0:06||in politics and in general,|
|0:09||that this discourse agrees with the reality|
|0:12||of these young people,|
|0:15||or is there a … is there a discrepancy?|
|0:20||Um, yes, the discussion about integration, generally,|
|0:25||integration is a very unpopular word with JUMA,|
|0:29||because of course, for us,|
|0:32||we don’t have to integrate ourselves anywhere,|
|0:35||but yet we get constantly… quasi-confronted… with it,|
|0:39||with this term, and also with demands|
|0:42||to integrate ourselves, and that is just|
|0:45||very exhausting for the young muslims|
|0:48||that are active with JUMA, myself included.|
|0:51||As I already said, as a member I stated that before,|
|0:54||and thus it really is the case|
|0:57||that this discussion about integration,|
|1:00||and especially the integration of muslims|
|1:03||where once again we have that monolithic bloc,|
|1:06||is exhausting for us and…