"Germany's attempts to create a multi-cultural society in which people from various cultural backgrounds live together peacefully have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said."
"'Multikulti', the concept that 'we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin."
Said Napoleon to his puppies. At least she's honest. I couldn't even begin to imagine a prominent American politician, celebrity, etc. saying something along these lines about the U.S. Mel Gibson notwithstanding.
And why does the Chancellor feel comfortable speaking thus? Some interesting poll numbers regarding German citizen sentiment from the same article...
"...more than one third (34.3 percent) of those surveyed believed Germany's 16 million immigrants or people with foreign origins came to the country for the social benefits."
"Around the same number (35.6 percent) think Germany is being 'over-run by foreigners' and more than one in 10 called for a 'Fuehrer' to run the country 'with a strong hand.'""More than half (58.4 percent) of the 2,411 people polled thought the around four million Muslims in Germany should have their religious practices 'significantly curbed.'"
Does this make anyone nervous? Yup...
"Jewish leaders in Germany meanwhile warned that German society and democracy were under threat from extremists."
They would know.