Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2010German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined the head of the Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, in declaring that Multiculturalism has failed. Ms. Merkel hedged her declaration a bit — she insisted that Islam is a “part of Germany”, and only called for “integration” rather than assimilation.

However, the fact that she dared to utter the f-word — “failure” — when discussing Multiculturalism is extremely significant. The taboo has been broken.

In other news — also in Germany — a primary school teacher was suspended for inadvertently giving pork schnitzels to some of her Muslim students.

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Thanks to 4symbols, C. Cantoni, DF, Gaia, heroyalwhyness, JD, McR, SF, Takuan Seiyo, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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