I had always admired Angela Merkel in the way she united Germany and then Europe. She had a strong constitution and stood up against all her critics. But some of her latest actions have raised serious doubts of her psyche and her intellect. Alarm bells started ringing when she said, “Islam is part of Germany” This is similar to Barack Hussein Obama’s statement, “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” But Obama can be forgiven because of his early indoctrination into Islam. So I have decided to delve in the Islamic knowledge of Angela Merkel.
Final Observations by this author:
For Angela Merkel, or anyone else, to believe that compassion can possibly overcome the Islamic doctrine of “Absolute Autocratic Supremacist Doctrines” as commanded by Allah as prescribed in the Quran, as listed above, is disillusioned. Angela Merkel in her compassion, but steeped in total ignorance of Islam, is introducing into Germany a doctrine even more destructive than Hitler ever did. As a leading figure of the EU, she is leading Europe into a very dangerous future.
Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. Trained as a physicist, Merkel entered politics after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Rising to the position of chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel became Germany’s first female chancellor, and one of the leading figures of the European Union, following the 2005 national elections.
German stateswoman and chancellor Angela Merkel was born Angela Dorothea Kasner on July 17, 1954, in Hamburg, Germany. The daughter of a Lutheran pastor and teacher who moved his family east to pursue his theology studies, Merkel grew up in a rural area north of Berlin in the then German Democratic Republic. She studied physics at the University of Leipzig, earning a doctorate in 1978, and later worked as a chemist at the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences from 1978 to 1990.
First Female Chancellor
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party and soon after was appointed to Helmut Kohl’s cabinet as minister for women and youth and later served as minister for the environment and nuclear safety. Following Kohl’s defeat in the 1998 general election, she was named secretary-general of the CDU. In 2000, she was chosen party leader, but lost the CDU candidacy for chancellor to Edmund Stoiber in 2002.
In the 2005 election, Merkel narrowly defeated Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, winning by just three seats, and after the CDU agreed a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), she was declared Germany’s first female chancellor. Merkel is also the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to lead the reunited Germany and the first woman to lead Germany since it became a modern nation-state in 1871. She was elected to a second term in 2009.
Merkel made headlines in October 2013 when she accused the U.S. National Security Agency of tapping her cell phone. At a summit of European leaders she chided the United States for this privacy breech, saying that “Spying among friends is never acceptable.” Later reports revealed that the NSA may have been surveilling Merkel since 2002. Merkel was sworn in for a third term in December 2013.
Nothing above indicates she has spent any time studying cultures or religious doctrines. But she was deeply influenced by history like WWII and the Berlin Wall, and Racial Superiority of the Nazis, and the influence of nation states and animosities. What she knows about Islam is probably her experiences with the Turkish immigration into Germany after WWII and her relationship with Turkey as Chancellor. The following article describes the up to date relationship of German Turks with Germany:
Identity dilemma pushes young Turks to leave Germany for Turkey
The third and fourth generation descendants of Turkish immigrants, who were born in Germany and are better educated than their predecessors’ generations, are prone to emigrate to Turkey — not because they are not integrated but because of their cosmopolitan identity, discrimination in Germany and better economic prospects in their families’ home country.
The integration of Turkish immigrants into German society has always been a hot topic, ever since the first Gastarbeiter (guest workers) came to Germany in the early 1960s. Having left Turkey as part of a labor agreement signed with Germany, Turks in the country now number over 3 million, constituting the country’s largest group of foreign citizens. While the goal of the German government was for these workers to fix the labor deficit and thus contribute to the economic development of war-torn Germany, the migrant workers aspired to earn more money and provide better lives for their families back in Turkey.
“As their status indicated, they were guests, and they were to return [to Turkey] after they were done with their jobs … or if they chose to stay, it would be better if they helped Germany develop,” explained a 42-year-old historian from Berlin who asked to remain anonymous.
After the guest worker scheme came to an end in the early 1970s, many guest workers returned to their home country, while many preferred to stay in Germany because it offered more economic and social benefits than Turkey. The German government enacted a family reunification policy that opened another door for the immigrant workers by allowing them to bring their family members from Turkey to Germany; this, along with a high birth rate among Turks, is the main reason why they make up such a large minority within German society. Turks also constitute the largest portion of German Muslims. Seventy-five percent of the almost 4 million German Muslims are of Turkish origin.
The third and fourth generation of Turkish immigrants is made up of the grandchildren of those guest workers, who are also known as the first generation of immigrants. The debate surrounding integration in Germany has now taken on a different tone from that in the time of their grandparents. Although the young generation of Turkish immigrants born and raised in Germany is mostly fluent in German, they still have problems integrating into German society, and many reportedly face serious economic deprivation and discrimination. This pushes many to move to Turkey, even though most of them only know their ancestral land through their parents’ and other relatives’ narratives.
“I feel German when I am in Turkey and am called a foreigner when I am in Berlin,” said 28-year-old Filiz Ayan, who left Germany for İstanbul in pursuit of better job opportunities.
The identity dilemma is even more complex on an individual level. Mehmet, who is from Kreuzberg, a predominantly Turkish neighborhood of Berlin, explained: “Sometimes I feel Turkish, sometimes German; mostly neither of them. And I don’t like when people try to identify me [by my ethnic background].”
For Esra Özyürek, an associate professor and chair of contemporary Turkish studies at the European Institute at the London School of Economics, young Turkish Germans trying to define themselves go to Turkey not because they are not integrated into German society but because much better economic prospects in Turkey have come about in recent years.
“Actually, it is the more integrated ones — meaning ones with a good education, foreign language skills, etc. — who can afford to be mobile. A lot of them also go to other European countries, the US, or anywhere they can find good jobs,” Özyürek said, adding that they move from Germany because they see a “glass ceiling” in Germany that prevents them from getting the very top jobs.
Germany, the European nation with the highest number of immigrants, is also known for high unemployment rates among immigrant communities, according to a number of studies.
According to the results of a 2013 poll carried out by the Turkish-European Foundation for Education and Scientific Studies (TAVAK), the young people returning to Turkey are mostly in the 18-40 age range.
While the youth unemployment rate in Turkey is nearly 20 percent and in Germany it stands at close to 8 percent, the young Turkish Germans going to Turkey have more opportunities to find better jobs as white collar workers because they speak multiple languages, including at least Turkish, German and English, and are better education, having attended German universities.
Some 63,000 Turks returned to Turkey from Germany in 2013, making the number of returning Turks in six years rise to 256,000, according to the TAVAK study, which also says the xenophobia and Islamophobia that is widespread in Germany in the wake of recent actions by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) might speed up the rate of Turks returning to their homeland.
Özyürek also noted that even though many Turks do well in German society the presence of xenophobia pushes them onto the margins of society. “The more young Turkish Germans are marginalized, the more nationalistic [about Turkey] they become,” Özyürek said.
Dismissing claims that young Turks in Germany are becoming more nationalistic and radical, Gökçe Yurdakul, a professor at Humboldt University in Berlin, said they are different because of their “cosmopolitan” nature. “These people are transnational; they don’t belong to one territory or one nation. They are cosmopolitan. They can move to different kinds of environments very easily, and they can even move within Germany very easily. Because they are global,” Yurdakul said. She dismissed claims that the reason they go back to their parents’ land is because they are discriminated against in Germany, and maintained that many choose to work in Turkey because they feel culturally connected with it.
According to Yurdakul, these problems are not related to integration but to social inequality, and Germany, which has a “long history of immigration and an extremely welcoming culture,” must find a way to deal with this problem.
Speaking about the methods which might be used to support the inclusion of people with a Turkish background into German society, Hakan Tosuner, the executive director of the newly launched Avicenna-Studienwerk foundation, agrees that in contemporary Germany there are a significant number of people from a Turkish background who are successful, have high social status in society and speak multiple foreign languages.
“Unfortunately, having an excellent degree and education is not a guarantee to get a good position in the job market. We [young Turks] need equal social and political participation,” Tosuner said, underlining that education is one of the most vital elements to reach young Turks and help them in the integration process and with their identity dilemma.
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Muslim (1:30) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah.”
Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious
Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)