One of the top figures in the CSU, Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, has said Islam has no place in German society and insists the government must reject recent immigration policies or face annihilation by the rising AfD.
“Islam has no cultural roots in Germany and with Sharia as a legal system, it has nothing in common with our Judeo-Christian heritage,” Alexander Dobrindt, the deputy leader of Bundestag’s biggest party, CDU/CSU, told Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Our ideas of tolerance and charity, freedom and equality, cannot be found in the Islamic world. These values are exactly the reason why so many people want to live with us,” he added, noting that migration from Christian countries to Muslim ones is almost non-existent.
Dobrindt says his ideas are not about “excluding” the Muslims in Germany, who number about 5 million, but rather their belief system, which he said, “has failed to produce a democratic culture in the Islamic world.”
hat-tip Stephen Neil