Angela Merkel, Paul Ryan, and the Islamization of America By roger L imon
German chancellor Angela Merkel -- easily Europe's most important leader for years, Time's and the Financial Times' "Person of the Year," etc., etc. -- made an important statement at her party's convention last week, especially notable since it came from her. Via the Washington Post:
"Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie,’” or a sham, she said, before adding that Germany may be reaching its limits in terms of accepting more refugees. "The challenge is immense," she said. "We want and we will reduce the number of refugees noticeably."
Although those remarks may seem uncharacteristic of Merkel, she probably would insist that she was not contradicting herself. In fact, she was only repeating a sentiment she first voiced several years ago when she said multiculturalism in Germany had "utterly failed."
"Of course the tendency had been to say, 'Let's adopt the multicultural concept and live happily side by side, and be happy to be living with each other.' But this concept has failed, and failed utterly," she said in 2010.
Can you imagine Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton saying such a thing about the sainted "multiculturalism"? Obviously not. They wouldn't dare risk alienating their voters or questioning their own sclerotic ideologies -- this even though Europe's problem with Islamic immigration is far greater than ours... for now.