- May 7, 2010
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- Political Leaning
Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society has "utterly failed," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp.
Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.
Creating autonomous ethnic enclaves all across a country generally doesn't work. Anyone who has studied history or has a basic understanding of human behavior could tell you that.