Earlier this month as illegal and largely Muslim migrants continued to surge into Europe from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Afghanistan, a German political scientist, Jürgen W. Falter, warned his country faces disaster.
Falter said during an interview with the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper that statements by Chancellor Andre Merkel sound “like an invitation to the entire world that unlimited refugees are welcome.”
He also characterized Germany’s liberal immigration policy as “a Pandora’s box [that has] opened too far.”
Falter said as the demographic changes in Germany so may the political landscape. He said Muslims will not vote for a German political party with the word “Christian” in its name.
There’s doubt, first of all against the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), because it still bears “Christian” in its title. Even reduced to their basics, the CDU and CSU Christian Social Union are relatively strong names. This is naturally, for devout Muslims, not the party of first choice.
Currently a large number of Muslims are believed to be active in rather simpler professions. In addition once they are integrated into the working life, they are more likely to vote for left-wing parties or possibly even for an established Islamic party.
Currently, we have about five million Muslims living in Germany. Suppose there comes another million, plus family reunification. Then there will be between seven and eight million. This is not an entirely fanciful number. That would be in far enough for a minority party.
“The bulk of the migrants who are arriving here cannot be integrated,” Heinz Buschkowsky, former mayor of Berlin’s Neukölln district, has warned.
“We should no longer support immigration by people who are totally foreign to our cultural traditions, in fact we ought to block it,” Alexander Gauland, a senior official with the Alternative For Germany party, told the Tagesspiegel newspaper in January, prior to the current surge.
“There are cultural traditions that make it difficult to integrate here… those cultural traditions should be left back at home in the Middle East,” he added.
“Germany respects the background and cultural identity of its immigrants. But we don’t accept the importation of authoritarian, anti-democratic and religiously fanatical points of view,” Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in 2012.
On Thursday a German police chief said law enforcement in the country is examining ten suspected cases of illegal immigrants belonging to a terrorist organization.
Holger Muench, head of the BKA federal police, said the flood of immigrants presents a serious domestic security threat.
“We have seen signs that extreme Islamists have approached the reception centers and asylum seekers,” a spokesman for the Norwegian Police Security Service said last week.
Hugo Limkjær, the manager of the asylum centre in Oslo, confirmed that ISIS supporters had been observed talking to immigrants.