Will Germany learn from history?

Germany is considering legislation that would essentially give Muslims separate liberties under the law.

The German government has withdrawn proposed legislation that would have banned immigrants in polygamous marriages from obtaining German citizenship. The proposed ban had been included in draft changes to Germany’s naturalization law, but was quietly removed from the final text, apparently in the interests of political correctness and multiculturalism.

Although German law clearly prohibits polygamy for German nationals, some have argued that the law is unclear as to whether the law applies to foreign nationals living in Germany. The interior ministers of Germany’s 16 states had unanimously called on the German government to clarify the issue by enshrining into law a blanket ban on German citizenship for polygamous migrants.

Critics say that the bill, as it currently stands, would not only create a legal backdoor for polygamous migrants to become German citizens, but would effectively legalize the practice for Muslim immigrants. The changes would, consequently, enshrine into German law two parallel legal systems, one based on German Civil Law and another based on Islamic Sharia law.

The German government has long been debating proposed changes to the country’s Nationality Act (Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz, StAG) that would strip German dual-citizens of their German citizenship if they join jihadi groups abroad. The proposed changes would not be retroactive and would not, for instance, apply to German jihadis who joined the Islamic State.

The original draft included language that would have prohibited immigrants in polygamous marriages, as well as immigrants who lack legal identification, from becoming German citizens. The language was removed from the bill after a Cabinet meeting in early April. The removal of the text, first reported by the newspaper Welt am Sonntag on May 5, has been greeted with outrage.

The parliamentary spokesman for the Christian Democrats, Mathias Middelberg, blamed Justice Minister Katarina Barley, of the Social Democrats, for removing the language. “This is completely incomprehensible and unacceptable,” said Middelberg. “It should be self-evident that naturalization of persons living in polygamous marriages is out of the question in the Basic Law.”

It is really too bad we hardly ever learn from the mistakes we made in the past.  Diversity + proximity = war.  If you let people in that do not share a common religion or ancestry, problems inevitably arise.

Take the Jews in Spain.  The Church was, let’s say, just a touch angry when they learned what the Talmud, which they only recently discovered, said about Jesus Christ.  Even so, they continued to push Sicut Judaeis non, making sure not to harm Jews, but also making sure they did not undermine or subvert society.  They preferred to try conversion instead of violent reprisal.  It took with some, but others abused it by converting to enjoy benefits, like the ability to take public office and move up, while not actually practicing Christianity.  The consequences of reverting back to their old ways became somewhat watered down due to the controversy between voluntary and forced conversion.  Here’s what E. Michael Jones had to say about the situation at this point in his excellent The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History.

After victory at Toro in 1476 over the party of “L’a Beltraneja,” Henry’s putative daughter whom the Portuguese backed as claimant to the throne, the Cortes of Madrigal restored royal prerogatives.  Jews were even more beyond the law than the renegade nobles.  They were tried in their own courts.  They could be prosecuted in royal courts only for criminal offenses, but they could only be punished in accord with their own law.  They could not be summoned to court on the Sabbath.  Even polygamy was tolerated among the Jews, and so they became an ongoing incitement for contempt of the law and of the Christian faith.  The conversos quickly exploited the situation.  The Cura de los Palacios claimed the practice of Judaism was widespread among the conversos.  Lea claims that when the royal couple took the throne, the Judaizers were so powerful that “the clerks were on the point of preaching the law of Moses.”  In addition, the judaizing conversos “avoided baptizing their children, and, when they could not prevent it they washed off the baptism on returning from the church; they ate meat on fast days and unleavened bread at Passover.”  They also continued to benefit from usury, claiming “they were despoiling the Egyptians.”  As a result, they became wealthy and powerful enough to block the enforcement of the laws that would have restored order.  Anarchy thwarted the attempt to impose order.

Separate laws for separate people in the same country breeds contempt and derision.  Eventually it will boil over.  In Spain’s case, the situation became so tenuous the Jews were kicked out, a recurring theme, having happened over 100 times throughout history.  Again from E. Michael Jones:

The Inquisition and the expulsion undid the work of St. Vincent Ferrer.  Jews were convinced conversion was or would be a mistake.  After the Edict of Expulsion was announced, the clergy launched a conversion campaign, but the incentives were gone.  There were few conversions, and most Jews left.  Most went to Portugal, from whence they were expelled a few years later.  Many went to Turkey, which received them with open arms.  It was out of the Ladino community in Ismir that the false messiah Shabbetai Zevi would arise 150 years later, buoyed by the writings of the Lurianic Cabala, whose school had been established in Gaza as a result of the expulsion.

On July 31, 1492, the last Jew left Spain.  In 1494, Alexander VI granted Ferdinand and Isabella the title of Catholic Kings, listing the expulsion of the Jews as one of their accomplishments.  Gian Pico della Mirandola praised them for it too.  Guicciardini, the Florentine historian and statesman, praised them as well.  The expulsion of the Jews along with the defeat of the Moors had united Spain and “raised it to the rank of a great power.”  Guicciardini concluded “had the situation not been corrected, Spain would in a few years have forsaken the Catholic religion.”

Time will tell what Germany decides to do.  Spain became a super power after the expulsion.  Will Germany take the same course?  Or will they continue to allow the globalists to run their country into the ground?

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