G. Hinsliff’s opinion on German’s New Year’s Eve – Why is self-censorship of liberals dangerous?
Sexual aggressions, doubled by robberies, were perpetrated in cities such as Cologne on New Year’s Eve by large groups of Arab and North African looking inebriated young men. Europe discovers progressively that migrants and refugees may be involved in this assaulting touching hundreds of women.
Officials and antiracist organizations seem reluctant to discuss openly about it in a context of recent and huge influx of refugees in Germany. Angela Merkels’ decision to welcome a million refugees – essential to fight the demographic timebomb of an aging population – arouses social tensions while the rise of extreme-right movements doesn’t appear to slow down. On the other side, for these latter, the case is a golden opportunity for fanning the flames of racism and hatred.
Consequently, for Gaby Hinsliff, columnist at The Guardian, the fact that liberals, antiracists and pro-immigrations officials and organizations prevent themselves from openly discuss these events is dangerous.
Dangerous first for the victims, put aside when these aggressions should be treated like any other case. And dangerous for the building of an open society able to integrate refugees as shyness and silence favors xenophobes and anti-immigration supporters.
For her, self-censorship and a troubling “political correctness” increases confusion instead of clarifying this event. It doesn’t help society to clearly understand that “punishing millions of refugees for the actions of a few criminals of unknown origin” makes no sense.
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