First Muslim woman elected as speaker in German state parliament | Europe | News | The Independent

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Janissary procession trough the Brandenburger Tor at the “Türkischen Tag” (turkish day) in Berlin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Independent reports that the first Muslim woman has been elected as the speaker of a state parliament in Germany in what she hailed as a “historic” step for the country. Muhterem Aras, a Green Party politician, took the post in Baden-Württemberg from a member of a populist anti-immigration party on Wednesday. She claimed “We wrote history today”, after winning with a significant majority.

Source: First Muslim woman elected as speaker in German state parliament | Europe | News | The Independent

Germany needs to look to the UK for the consequences of more Muslims gaining political office. The UK’s Labour Party has recently been heavily criticized as deeply anti-Semitic. Closer examination shows that, by and large, the anti-Semitic outbursts are coming from pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli politicians, often from a Muslim background.

In a democratic country, it is a watershed of achievement and maturity for minorities to gain political office. However, voters need to consider closely the political record and affiliations of the minority politicians.

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