For John, BLUF: Immigration issues are not just about numbers, they are also about the degree of cultural separation and the ambition of the immigrants. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Jerusalem Post we have this insight into the thinking of German State Security Services regarding the longer term consequences of the vast migration of people out of refugee camps in the Middle East. "German intel: Migrants will bring anti-Semitism".
Directly and indirectly.
Remember the last time we had rampant anti-Semitism in Germany? Of course not, but it wasn't that long ago. Chancellor Hitler had to wait for President Hindenburg to die, because the President remembered the Service of Jews in The Great War,♠ but then it all went down hill, and not just for Jews. Also for the crippled, the Communists, those with sexual interests outside the mainstream, Communists, then Trade Unionists and then religious leaders and on and on.♥ Once things like this start it is hard to get them to stop, short of military action.
The lede plus some:
BERLIN – Germany’s security and intelligence agencies expressed alarm over the influx of refugees and migrants who harbor radical Islamic views and hatred of Jews, according to a Sunday report in Welt am Sonntag.It isn't the first move, or even the second, but the subsequent moves that begin the unraveling.
According to a security document obtained by the paper and read by top-level agency personnel, “We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples as well as a different societal and legal understanding.”
The newspaper wrote that security sources warn that “the integration of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants Germany is no longer possible in light of the number and already existing parallel societies.”
The term “parallel societies”♦ in Germany is frequently defined as insulated Muslim communities that have little or no contact with mainstream society.
The document, called “the non-paper” because it was not signed, stated: “German security agencies...will not be in the position to solve these imported security problems and thereby the arising reactions from Germany’s population.”
A senior level security official told the paper that, “The high influx of people from all parts of the world will lead to instability in our land.” The official added, “We are producing extremists through immigration. Mainstream civil society is radicalizing because the majority don’t want migration and they are being forced by the political elite.”
He predicts that many Germans “will turn away from the constitutional state.” The paper’s exclusive information came from the four major security agencies in Germany – the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the Federal Intelligence Service, the Federal Police and Federal Criminal Police Office.
Think of it in terms of no good deed goes unpunished.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For George, World War One (1914-1918), which didn't become World War One until after World War Two popped up, later in the story.
♥ See, for example, Pastor Martin Niemöller
♦ How do "parallel societies" work when you get in a war and are drafting folks? A nation as big as the US can handle a few small such communities, such as the Plain Folk (Amish and other Mennonites), but there is a practical limit, where a nation is no longer a single nation. It will happen in Germany much more quickly than in the US.