What loyalty can be expected from Muslim Immigrants?



By Sigrid Weidenweber

Berlin: Bojan Pancevsky, a contributing editor to the wall Street Journal reports on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 about a raging debate in Germany, concerning itself with the subject of Muslim integration into German society, their personal identity and their loyalty to their new adopted country. There seems to be little loyalty shown by Muslims to Germany if sides are to be chosen.

The debate is not new. It started shortly after Mrs. Merkel opened the borders to one million immigrants of multiple Islamic nationalities. Shortly thereafter, the kindness of this act was repaid with deadly attacks on the population. December 19, 2016, the driver of tractor-trailer, fully loaded with steel, was killed by Islamists, who then drove the monstrous vehicle into the crowd of a peaceful German Christmas Market in Berlin. Twelve people were killed outright and 48 were hospitalized with severe injuries.

980 German Muslims fought with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, many of whom tried and did re-enter Germany willing to inflict jihad on the German civilians. April 7, 2018 two people were killed and twenty injured in the city of Muenster in western Germany.

July 24, 2016 a Syrian suicide bomber injured 15 citizens in the city of Ansbach. Days earlier nine people were killed by an eighteen-year-old Muslim of German/Iranian nationality.

And then, of course, there were the 19 15/16 New Year Muslim gang rapes of German women. The largest of which happened in Cologne. However, Dortmund, Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Stuttgart and Bielefeld also were places of assaults. Altogether 1200 women were corralled and molested by about 2000 Muslim men. Few of the men were arrested by police and the press muted the impact of the crimes.

The actions of these Muslims began the debate about Muslim loyalty and integration into the nations fabric years ago. Yet the case is made even more glaringly by two prime examples of first generation German/Turkish citizens. The two young men are valuable subjects to understanding the problem, for they seem to exemplify the mindset of the majority of Muslim immigrants. They were brought by their parents to Germany, were educated and benefitted from Germany’s rich social help-net. Because of aptitude, they became soccer stars within Germany’s national team, were lauded, pampered and elevated far above regular citizens.

It would, therefore, follow that they would embrace Germany with its values and culture and treat the country with respect and loyalty. However, that is not how Muslims see immigration. To them it is just an opportunity to make money.

You might remember that during Turkey’s last election the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to hold election rallies in Germany in an effort to gain even more votes among Turkish immigrants. His efforts were strongly rebuked by the German government that had realized, a while ago, that Erdogan is actively roiling the three million Turks living in Germany. It is well known that the majority of Turks living in Germany support Erdogan.

And here we see how Muslims choose to give their loyalties when opportunity arises. Both soccer stars, Mezut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, met with Erdogan during his political campaign in a hotel in London, where they had their pictures taken with him and gave him their jerseys. Mr. Gundogan signed his jersey “for my president, with great respect.”

No wonder German citizens were outraged. “Why not sign the jersey for Mrs. Merkel, who took you in?” was the pertinent question asked. Germans started, and rightly so, a concerted debate about the loyalty of the “Turkish cuckoos” they had raised in their German nest. At that, Mr. Ozil resigned from the German national soccer team and, of course, quoted racism as the cause of his departure. I assume that he will be playing next for the Turkish national soccer team. Stay tuned.

The debate raging in Germany concerns itself with the fact if Muslims can ever be truly Germans, for Islam, through the Qur’an, insists that a Muslim’s loyalty and fealty is foremost to their Islamic leaders and not to the secular government of an adopted country and its people.

Just in case that you, dear reader, believe that Germany is overreacting, let me remind you that Mr. Erdogan, kept from staging his political rallies in Germany, stated that the German government’s attitude was, “not different from the Nazi policies of the past.” Wow—what an ally!

That quote alone should shake Germans to the core, for it emanates from the mind of a man, who is in my observation, building the new Ottoman empire.

To that we should add the observation that other immigrants also often elevate their culture over the culture of their adopted country and give their loyalty to the miserable places they escaped from in the first place. So be careful whom you invite into your home.

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber grew up in communist East Berlin, escaping it using a French passport. Ms. Weindenweber holds a degree in medical technology as well as psychology and has course work in Anthropology.  She is co-founder of Aid for Afghans.  Weindenweber has traveled the world and lived with Pakistani Muslims, learning about the culture and religion. She is a published author and lecturer.

You can find her books on Amazon.com


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One Response to What loyalty can be expected from Muslim Immigrants?

  1. Elizabeth LaDue August 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Nice to read your writing! Well written and a helpful reminder for those who seek to do good without considering the consequences.


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