Wolfgang Drautz, consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany, said that “the public has a legitimate interest in countering the rise of parallel societies that are based on religion or motivated by different world views and in integrating minorities into the population as a whole.
“If we are to achieve integration, not only must the majority of the population prevent the ostracization of religious minorities or minorities with different world views, but minorities must also remain open and engage in dialogue with those who think differently or share different beliefs,” he said.
All of which means, of course, that the State cannot tolerate world views that challenge its basic presuppositions. Secular pluralism means, not actual tolerance for minorities, religious or otherwise, but the facade of tolerance that denies and assualts the heart of a religious or ethnic minority’s identity. ‘Minorities remaining open’ means they must deny the validity of their truth claims, if a religious minority, or deny the importance of cultural, economic, and political identity if an ethnic minority. Above all they must accede to the demands of the centralizing State, which cannot brook serious dissent.
However, dear fellow citizens of the free world, remember: the State is your lord and saviour, knowing all things, and concerned only with your well-being and prosperity. Your true enemy is ‘Islamofascism’…