So says the German chancellor, Merkel!!! Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed | Reuters Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed POTSDAM, Germany | Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:19pm BST POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - 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 polarising 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. "This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed," Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin. Merkel faces pressure from within her CDU to take a tougher line on immigrants who don't show a willingness to adapt to German society and her comments appeared intended to pacify her critics. She said too little had been required of immigrants in the past and repeated her usual line that they should learn German in order to get by in school and have opportunities on the labour market. The debate over foreigners in Germany has shifted since former central banker Thilo Sarrazin published a book accusing Muslim immigrants of lowering the intelligence of German society. Sarrazin was censured for his views and dismissed from the Bundesbank, but his book proved highly popular and polls showed a majority of Germans agreed with the thrust of his arguments. Merkel has tried to accommodate both sides of the debate, talking tough on integration but also telling Germans that they must accept that mosques have become part of their landscape. She said on Saturday that the education of unemployed Germans should take priority over recruiting workers from abroad, while noting Germany could not get by without skilled foreign workers. Of course its a failure........its only successful in the minds of the hard left!! People who emigrate to other cultures and choose not to embrace that culture = a fcukking disaster. We're seeing it all over Europe. France has already seen two rounds of violent riots in the past 3 years......from Muslim youths!!! Thankfully, there are signs that native European's in France, and now Germany, are waking up!!! Shit......even Jimmy Carter made public statements on the campaign trail in 1975........that segregated communities/cultures are probably logical.