It seems that wherever there is a beach there are Muslims challenging the status quo. In France, Muslim women have demanded the right to cover up and in Germany, Muslim men have turned up at German nudist beaches to take photos of uncovered German women.
…Here in Germany, in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own backyard, there has been a pretty toxic debate over a woman’s right to wear nothing at all.
‘People are angry. It’s always been in our culture to sunbathe naked. Now our naturist beaches have to have signs which say “No Photography” in Arabic because these so-called refugees are filming them,’ says Jens Schneider, a local candidate and activist for Alternative Fur Deutschland — Alternative For Germany — in Mrs Merkel’s home state.
…In Botenhagen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, in north east Germany, a sign has been posted in Arabic on the beach warning people against taken pictures of people swimming nude
…The new party has virtually wiped out the Far-Right NPD party along the way. This neo-Nazi outfit had been running an aggressively anti-Muslim campaign, one which also involved lady sunbathers.
Their posters show a model looking out to sea wearing nothing more than a tiny thong. She has not noticed the two, crouched figures ogling her from behind. Their black hoodies say ‘Rapefugee’. The slogan above says: ‘Tourists welcome. Out with failed asylum-seekers and Islamists.’
…But there is a clear sense that mainstream Germany feels that it has been doing the decent thing for long enough. Thus far, the people have been happy to bankroll the poorer parts of Europe and a huge immigration programme out of a sense of national pride, fair play and guilt for the evils of Nazism.
However, now many feel that their culture is under threat and that their generosity is being abused.