The New Berlin Wall

Here is an interesting article in the Sunday New York Times about some of the problems being faced in Germany concerning the integration of Turkish/Muslim immigrants and how their traditions and values clash with those of a modern Germany. Most disturbing is how women in many of these cultures are treated and how German lawmakers, in the interest of touting multi-culturalism, are apprehensive of doing anything about it. Sad but true. I’m all for multi-culturalism. It makes life interesting. However, to say you believe in human rights and then do nothing to enforce them for a certain part of the population, is basically saying that they don’t mean anything. That’s the whole point.