A project about migration in Dortmund/Germany and Boston/USA

Montag, 25. Juni 2012

Immigration Debate

Two years ago in June 2010  Thilo Sarrazin, former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, argued that especially Muslim immigrants are strongly connected with claims on the welfare state and crime. Moreover he stated that in no other religion the transition to violence, dictatorship and terrorism is so fluid. It sparked a national debate with a lot of public figures denouncing Sarrazin but some people, especially through internet forums etc. supported him and his statements. Whatever one's opinion about him might be, he sparked an important debate about immigration. The following articles (from Spiegel) show what should be considered when talking about immigration. 

"Study Hints that Mutual Suspicion is Slowing Integration"
"Germany Needs More Foreigners"

1 Kommentar:

  1. In public everyone is against Sarrazin's statements, but if you look at Youtube Videos and the comments under them, it is shocking how many support him. The prejudices against foreigners are still wide spread, just no one dares to say it openly...