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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Banning niqab would mean banning Santa Claus

Germans are calling for a ban on wearing the niqab (Islamic face veil) in public places. In response to the demand, Ralf Jager, a German regional interior minister, said that doing so would also mean banning all religious clothing, including Santa Claus outfits.

Jager is the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, where Muslim migrant crime has been raging. His response was a counter to the remarks of federal interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere who previously stated, "We agree that we reject the burqa, we agree that we want to introduce a legal requirement to show one's face in places where it is necessary for our society's coexistence--at the wheel, at public offices, at the registry office, in schools and universities, in civil service, in court."

De Maiziere added that the niqab "does not belong in our cosmopolitan country. We want to show our faces to each other and that is why we agree that we reject this--the question is how we put this into law."

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Union bloc has favored a full ban of the niqab in public which has been a cause of great debate in a nation that has a serious Islamic immigration and concomitant crime problem. 

Jager said Maiziere's bloviating was merely political electioneering, and that a ban would not mean increased security.

Perhaps he's right about the security issue, but he's dead wrong about the niqab not being a problem. The notion that an indigenous society should bend to the cultural norms of immigrants newly entering that society, rather than the other way around, is not only wrong, it is culturally suicidal in the long run. It is acquiescing to Sharia (Islamic) law, that, once it is given any amount of credence, always demands more. 

If immigrants refuse to integrate into the society in which they have landed, it is like a house guest refusing to abide by the house rules.

We can see plenty of examples in which Muslims have demanded special requests be met by their hosts. For example, the high school girls who refuse to take mandatory swimming classes when boys are in the pool at the same time. Or women athletes who demand to wear a head covering in sports that would make the situation dangerous. Or men's soccer that forbids women to attend the game. 

The list goes on and on.

One must realize that Ralf Jager is a full-blown idiot who blamed the Cologne sex assaults last New Year's Eve on the police department, not on the Muslim immigrants who assaulted the scores of women.

On Jager, Breitbart reported that:
 "[Jager] fired the chief of Cologne police, forcing him to take early retirement, in a move he said was to restore public faith in city policing. However, it was later revealed that police chief Wolfgang Albers had foreseen trouble for the night, and had appealed directly to Jager's Interior ministry for extra officers to help patrol the city. That request was turned down.
"Further revelations from a leaked cache of confidential emails between the state government and local police showed how the Interior ministry had attempted to cover up the attacks. One message showed 'a request from the ministry' that police reports were to 'cancel' the use of the word 'rape' when dealing with the events."
So perhaps Jager isn't really a full-blown idiot--maybe he's simply a full-blown progressive liberal who actually believes that he's doing the right thing, because he's better than those of us less humane individuals who believe that immigrants should go through legal channels when entering a country. 

And once they go through the legal procedures of immigration,  it would be nice if they did the cultural adapting instead of the other way around.

Oh, and Santa Claus isn't really a religious figure--he is never mentioned in any religion. What would liberals want to ban next, the pine tree or the religious lights?