German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration. [...]There's just one little thing: either the women wearing them don't want to integrate, let alone relate to wider society, or, they're being forced to wear such awful garments.
Merkel weighed in on the issue in comments to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland newspaper group published Thursday. She was quoted as saying: "From my point of view, a fully veiled woman in Germany has barely any chance of integrating."
Now for the bad news that ruins everything:
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. [...]What a disgrace. It may not have come from all the alleged refugees, but it certainly did come from plenty. If she thinks Islam is fine in Germany, then there's reason to doubt the sincerity of her argument against the veils. Instead of helping, she's only hurting once more. She probably hasn't even met with any of the victims of Islamofacist crimes to offer her condolences. If she's losing support from the public, it's for the best.
"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.