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A Burst Of Sanity Or Merkle’s CYA Operation?

Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:50
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Germany recently carried out raids in dozens of cities against the Islamic group True Religion that is suspected of recruiting for ISIS. The group has also been banned across the country. HotAir

Police searched 190 mosques, apartments and offices connected to True Religion, an ultraconservative Muslim organization that is ubiquitous in Germany, with members setting up highly visible welcome tables on busy streets. The Salafist group — also known as Read! — distributes free translated copies of the Koran and attempts to spread the faith.

But what on the surface seemed like a legitimate religious organization was also a recruiting operation for the Islamic State, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said Tuesday. He added that 140 people affiliated with the group had gone on to fight in Syria.

De Maizière announced that the group would be banned in Germany for inciting hate and spreading extremism. “Today’s measure is a clear signal we are taking decisive and comprehensive action against all efforts directed against our freedom and our fundamental values,” he said. TheWashingtonPost

I don’t know if these raids are motivated by Merkle trying to save her hide. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, has been losing in many in regional elections, a trend placing her control of the national government at risk. Or maybe Germany is finally awakening to the peril of allowing millions of muslims into their country, and responding to the demands of millions of Germans who are fed up with being victimized by a muslim refugee crime wave. Whatever the motivation, it is good to see Germany perceiving, to some degree, the danger of Islam, and acting, in however limited fashion, to mitigate such. This kind of action is long overdue, and ought to go hand in hand with barring any further muslim immigration until the nation can handle what it already has allowed in.


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