Monday, 13 September 2010
An immigration row in Germany: An Impure Fatherland?
By Sikander Hayat
Germany like all of the main western European countries is going through an identity crisis. German football team which in the past rarely had a player from non German background in now full of players whose parents descend from different parts of the world. This applies to the whole German society, where Turkish immigrants and their children are now visible in all walks of life. Fatherland, which was once all Germanic has now some Turkish blood running through its veins. Just like when human body is introduced to blood from outside and it takes time to adjust to this new arrival, German body is trying to come to terms with this foreign blood. This is going to be the deciding factor of the 21st century that are we going to see a peaceful transition from a world where countries/societies are nearly ethnically homogeneous to a world where no country will remain "pure".
Germany and for that matter all major countries of the world must know that if the wealth is not going to go to the people of the less privileged countries than those people will come to the wealth. It is that simple.
Given the history of ethnic cleansing in Germany, it is of paramount importance that German politicians educate their people about this fact. The sooner it is realised that the time of ethnically homogeneous countries is over, the better it will be for the future peace & prosperity of Germany and other European countries.
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