This is precisely why we don’t need to import more problems

We need a serious re-think on our immigration and refugee policies.

I say this after a report in Germany was released that surveyed immigrants to Germany:

Due to the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as other conflicts in Asia and Africa, Germany took in more than 1 million migrants in 2015 and 2016, fundamentally reshaping the country. While the migration has significantly slowed in 2017, to around 200,000, Germany has been grappling with backlash from anti-immigration political parties and the threat of Islamic terrorism.

At the same time, in the fledgling German Jewish community ? which stands at approximately 100,000 people, its largest size since World War II ? fears are growing that migration from Muslim countries with long histories of antisemitism might prompt a reversal of Germany?s confrontation of its antisemitic past as well as its strong relationship with Israel.??

A study released last week by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has led to renewed focus on Germany?s migration issue. The study, which was based on interviews with 68 migrants from Iraq and Syria as well as follow-up interviews with 85 additional respondents, found that antisemitic ?thought patterns and stereotypes were very widespread throughout all the interviews.?

The study also found that ?almost all Arab interviewees considered a fundamentally negative image of Israel to be natural and as a matter of course questioned Israel?s right to exist.?

Do we really need to import these beliefs to NZ?

?The AJC study confirms empirically what was long common knowledge among observers of Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany,? Benjamin Weinthal, a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank and a German correspondent for?The Jerusalem Post, told?JNS.

Weinthal said there is a ?potent recipe for societal and political disintegration? in Germany when ?one combines the over 1 million refugees and migrants from mainly Muslim-majority countries ? who are largely infected with contemporary anti-Semitism ? with Germans who hold widespread modern anti-Semitic views.?

It is as dangerous in NZ as it is in Germany.

A complete re-think is needed. We shouldn’t just be accepting anyone to come and live in NZ. They should be coming here with ideals and beliefs that are compatible with a liberal Western democracy.


-The Algemeiner