Syrian Prof. Bassam Tibi was asked if he thought that the Germans had a tendency towards extremism. To help explain his answer he gave an example. The French president he said, accepted 30,000 Syrians into France and then it was over. In contrast the German Chancellor accepted 1.5 million refugees and even after doing that refused to put an upper limit on the amount that Germany would take.
Prof. Bassam Tibi has lived for 54 years in Germany and his observation is that the Germans are unbalanced. They are either for something or against something. They do not seem to have a middle ground. Two German Jewish philosophers he said, have observed the same thing. Theodor W. Adorno speaks of a German disease, which he calls “pathos of the absolute”. Helmuth Plessner wrote about the magic of extreme views.
When asked about the Arab migrants inside Germany Prof. Bassam Tibi claimed that…
…they see “slut” German women as fair game for assault and warned that the country is set to see “big social conflicts” as a result of Angela Merkel and EU open border policies.