Muslim youth violence is a problem in Germany, says Merkel

Deutsche Welle: “Speaking to German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Angela Merkel said it would be wrong to play down statistics that show religious Muslim youths in Germany to be more prone to violence than the rest of the population. ‘This is a big problem and we can talk about it openly, without arousing suspicions of xenophobia,’ Merkel said in the interview published on Sunday, September 5 . . . Her comments came after Germany’s central bank voted on Thursday to sack its controversial member Thilo Sarrazin, who sparked outrage and debate with claims in his new book that Muslim immigrants are lowering German intelligence and harming society more than they contributed to it.”