Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Liberal Lawyer Looks at the Immigration Mess in Austria

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

Like most every other western European country, Austria is grappling with its immigration situation. A liberal attorney named Rudolf Mayer has written an intriguing article with his own perception of what has gone wrong. Like Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna, I suspect that Mayer has failed to make the final connection-with the influence of militant Islam. Yet, he offers an interesting perspective.

It seems that Mayer is speaking primarily of Turkish immigrants. As an American soldier in Germany in the 1960s, I recall the early stages of Turkish immigration. Most were people who were brought in as guest workers. They worked hard, suffered discrimination, and in many cases established themselves in European society. Mayer points out that something has gone wrong between the 2nd and 3rd generations. I would suggest that militant Islam has infected these young people-much more than their parents or grandparents who came from a Turkey that had been secularized-and which is drifting away from  that secularization.

1 comment:

elwood p suggins said...

Are you sure this guy is a liberal?? Pretty interesting read, and I believe he has it about right in many respects.

Speaking of which, to demonstrate the old saw about strange bedfellows, Professor Johnathon Turley, who in my book is normally about as left-wing as they come, is actually representing the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives in its court case against the Administration relative to some facets of Obamacare. Go figure.