Germany does away with itself

That is the title of one of the most widely read books in Germany since the second World War.

It is about how Muslim immigrants (mostly Turkish) in the European country with the second highest population of Muslims (after France) have (surprise!) not assimilated.

Here is the latest discussion from The Gatestone Institute:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed that Germany’s roots are Judeo-Christian. She said: “Now we obviously have Muslims in Germany. But it is important in regard to Islam that the values represented by Islam must correspond to our constitution. What applies here is the constitution, not Sharia law.”  [Note to Grover Norquist:  Merkel gets it!]

Shortly thereafter, Merkel addressed an October 16 meeting of her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam outside Berlin, where she conceded that Germany’s efforts to build a post-war multicultural society had “failed utterly.”


The current debate over the role of Islam in Germany was launched in August 2010 with the publication of a book entitled, “Germany Does Away With Itself.”

The best-selling book shattered Germany’s long-standing taboo on discussing the impact of Muslim immigration. It also resonated with vast numbers of ordinary Germans, who are becoming increasingly uneasy about the social changes that are transforming Germany, largely due to the presence of millions of non-integrated Muslims in the country.

The book, authored by 67-year-old Thilo Sarrazin, a renowned German banker who is also a long-time member of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), is now on its 22nd edition. At the last count, it has sold more than two million copies, making it one of the most widely read titles published in Germany since the Second World War.

So where is America’s Thilo Sarrazin?

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