Germans debate how to combat ‘imported anti-Semitism’

"In the month since immigrants burned an Israeli flag at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and chanted anti-Semitic slogans, politicians have proposed appointing a federal commissioner on hate crimes against Jews" and other measures. RNS

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Bert Perry's picture

From what I've read, there is a concerted push to downplay the crimes committed by migrants, up to and including rape.  If this is correct, then the solution to the problems is simple; enforce the law.  You get caught doing a heinous crime, you have just gotten your ticket back to where you came from.  Oh, you'll get hurt?  Tell that to your victims, buddy. 

Education might be useful, too.  When I was in Germany in 1989, I had a few chances to hear people who'd had been taught (often by the Americans) about what the Nazi regime had done, and I never, ever heard anyone say anything bad about it.   Most were very grateful, actually.  I don't know if it would work with the new immigrants, but there is precedent.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Bert Perry's picture

I can see the Muslim predilection for naming sons after their prophet, but it strikes me that if the ~ 25000 Somalis in the state are driving "Mohamed" to the top of the name charts, people had better start learning kids' last names to tell them apart.  :^)

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