Wake up call in Germany? Â An update fromÂ Sinister Minister
Comments spark criticism fromÂ conservatives
Oezkan’s comments have ruffled feathers in her own conservative party.
Lower Saxony state premier, Christian Wulff, distanced himself from the designated minister’s remarks
“Christian symbols, above all the crucifix in schools, are welcomed by the state government in LowerÂ SaxonyÂ in keeping with the practice of tolerant education on the basis of Christian values,” Wulff told news agency dpa.
Ayguel Oezkan, the designated social minister in Lower Saxony who is set to be Germany’s first Muslim minister of Turkish origin, has caused controversy uproar by calling for a ban on crucifixes in state schools.
“Schools should be neutral places where children can decide their religious orientation on their own…”
Ever heard of an Islamic country where children canÂ decide their religious orientation on their own…?
Oezkan is “looking for impact”
Strangely, the debate is now concentrated on crucifixes. Her demands for Turkish judges and for recognition of Â papers from Turkish diploma mills are even more worrisome….
Oezkan has singled out the need for Germany to establish proper recognition of university degrees earned abroad.
“It can go on no longer that well-educated and able citizens are forced to drive taxis when they arrive in Germany,” Oezkan said.
Stefan Mueller,Â CDU commissioner for integration,Â was openly critical.
“[Oezkan’s remarks] are as absurd as they are appalling,” Mueller said in a statement. “Politicians who want to ban the cross in stateÂ schools should think twice about whether representing a Christian party is the right choice. The crucifix is the foundation of our identity, culture, and values,” he added.
“The crucifix is the foundation of our identity, culture, and values,” very well, but not for the soldiers of Allah who are religiously obliged to remove the lot. Oezkan also opposes Merkels offer of a “Privileged Partnership” with Turkey and insists that only full EU membership will do.
Too late. Oezkan already has the camel nose in the tent. The Socialists will be Â happy Â to have her if the conservatives kick her out. Oezkan just has to cross over…..