The Islamification of Europe is proceeding apace with the latest indication being the formal demand by Germany’s growing Muslim population that the central government formally incorporate two Muslim holidays into the German calendar.
Chairman of Germany’s “Central Council of Muslims,” Aiman Mazyek said that the incorporation of the two holidays, Eid al-Fitr and the fast-breaking day of Eid, would “be an important political signal of integration” and would highlight the “tolerance of our society.”
Speaking to the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, Mazyek said that the idea was to “free Muslims from work on these days.”
Germany’s Muslim population stands at around five million, and is second only to France in this regard. The largest single group of Muslims is from Turkey, followed by people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, and Albania, and the Middle East.
Some regions and cities with federal status (Hamburg, Bremen, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg) have already officially approved the Muslim holidays. The ultra-leftist mayor of the city of Hamburg recently signed a formal agreement with the local Muslim community (which is some 200,000 strong) to that effect.
The Hamburg agreement also gave the local Islamic organizations free access to prisons, hospitals, and schools, the right to start theological universities whose diplomas will be formally recognized, and the right to teach the Koran courses in public schools.
In November 2012, the city of Bremen followed Hamburg’s lead by concluding its own treaty with the local Muslim community. The Socialist mayor of Bremen, Jens Böhrnsen, said the treaty reflects “mutual recognition and respect of mutual values.”
In January 2012, German authorities confirmed that they are “monitoring German-language Internet websites that are critical of Muslim immigration and the Islamization of Europe.”
In a January 4, 2012 interview with the Berliner Zeitung and the Frankfurter Rundschau, Manfred Murck, the director of the Hamburg branch of the German domestic intelligence agency the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), said his organization was studying whether German citizens who criticize Muslims and Islam on the Internet are fomenting hate and are thus criminally guilty of “breaching” the German constitution.
Opinion polls consistently show that growing numbers of ordinary German citizens are worried about the consequences of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged mass immigration from Muslim countries.
Also in January, Muslims in Duisburg, one of the most Islamized cities in Germany, clamored for the right to turn empty churches into mosques. All of the churches are located in the Hamborn and Marxloh districts in northern Duisburg where Islam has already replaced Christianity as the dominant religion, and where several Catholic churches have been abandoned.
In Germany as a whole, more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and more than 100 Protestant churches have been closed since 2000, according to one estimate. Another 700 Roman Catholic churches are slated to be closed over the next several years.
By contrast, Germany is now home to more than 200 mosques (including more than 40 mega-mosques), 2,600 Muslim prayer halls, and a countless number of unofficial mosques. Another 128 mosques are currently under construction, according to the Zentralinstitut Islam-Archiv, a Muslim organization based in Germany.
In February, the interior minister of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Jochen Hartloff, said he favored the introduction of Islamic Sharia law in Germany.
In an interview with the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hartloff, a Socialist, said that using the Islamic moral code “is certainly conceivable when it comes to questions pertaining to civil law.” Hartloff said using Sharia law to resolve family law issues such as alimony, divorce, or financial contracts “could have a pacifying effect” in Germany.
Hartloff’s comments were seconded by Michael Frieser, an “expert on integration” issues for the Conservatives in the German parliament. He told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that he has nothing against Muslim immigrants seeking judgments according to their own legal systems. “That can ultimately serve the cause of integration,” Frieser said.
In June 2012, German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière announced his intention to “multiculturalize” the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) by recruiting more Muslims into its ranks.
Given current demographic trends and the active connivance of the ruling political elite in Germany, it seems almost inevitable that Germany will, like much of western Europe, be completely overrun by non-Europeans within a few decades.