Germany: Should Migrants Integrate?

Germany: Should Migrants Integrate?
"We are an open society. We show our face. We do not wear burkas."

by Soeren Kern • May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

The list makes no mention of German culture as being the guiding or core culture (Leitkultur), nor does the task force explicitly demand that migrants assimilate to the German way of life. Rather, the guiding principles appear to be aimed at encouraging Germans to embrace the foreign cultural norms that migrants bring to Germany. "We cannot ask anyone to respect our customs if we are not ready to articulate them…. Our country is shaped by Christianity…. Germany is part of the West, culturally, spiritually and politically speaking." — German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière.