by Mish

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the prohibition in some situations of the full facial veil, toughening her rhetoric toward Muslim immigrants as she sought to shore up her party’s conservative flank at its annual convention on Tuesday.
“We show our face in interpersonal communication,” Ms. Merkel told delegates of her Christian Democratic Union party to some of the strongest applause of her more than hourlong speech. “Because of this, the full veil is unacceptable for us. It should be banned wherever legally possible.”
Ms. Merkel also said that German law superseded Islamic law, or Shariah, in a nod to criticism that her policy of accepting refugees had undermined the rule of law in the country. Some 890,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year, largely from Muslim countries, as Ms. Merkel refused to close the country’s borders to refugees.
“Some blame the liberal, constitutional state for all of this and fight against its values,” Ms. Merkel said. To defend liberal society, she said, politicians had to show that “hard work will still pay off, today and in the future.”

Hypocrisy and Meaningless Statements

While praising liberal values on one hand, Merkel presumably seeks a “burka ban” on the other.

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But not so fast. One must pay close attention to her every word. The key words were “wherever legally possible”.

She knows full well such a ban may not be legally possible. And why should it be?

Shouldn’t people be allowed to wear what they want, save language that incites riots, asks for someone to be killed, promotes violence, etc?

Merkel hopes to pick up votes from anti-immigration party AfD supporters, by tossing them meaningless platitudes.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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