In a shocking and major turnaround of events, Angela Merkel called for the Burqa Ban. Merkel, who was backing the Muslim rights in Europe from so long, has called for a ban on full-face Muslim veils or if we say the ‘Burqas’. Angela said this while laying out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday.
“Here we say ‘show your face’. So full veiling is not appropriate here. It should be prohibited wherever legally possible,” she said in a speech that lasted an hour and a quarter and was followed by 11 minutes of applause.
But the interesting fact is that:
Can you imagine Merkel had been talking for FOURTY SIX minutes and her first cheer from he audience was the announcement of a burka ban.🙃
— Rhammel (@Rhammified) December 6, 2016
Angela Merkel also stands stricter against Immigration following the public anger.
Merkel was speaking at a party congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen and she also sought to present herself as a guarantor of stability in an uncertain world. Merkel promised a tougher stance on immigration and not to allow a repetition of last year’s migrant influx when nearly 900,000 migrants poured into Germany. A year ago, the CDU rejected such a ban.
“You must help me,” she said in an impassioned appeal to 1,000 CDU delegates. “No one, not even someone with great experience, can change things for the good in Germany, in Europe, in the world more or less on their own — certainly not a chancellor of Germany.”
She also warned Russia for Aleppo Bombardment and Britain on Brexit.
In her speech, Merkel called the bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo a “disgrace” and warned Britain there would be no “cherry picking” in its Brexit talks. She made a case for free trade and won applause when she talked about slashing German unemployment.
She was later re-elected head of the party by 89.5 percent of the delegates present, down from 96.7 percent two years ago. Merkel’s decision to allow the migrant influx last year hit her popularity, triggered a damaging fight with her Bavarian allies and led to a surge in support for the anti-immigrant, eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD).
When she came into office in 2005, George W Bush was US president, Jacques Chirac was at the Elysee Palace in Paris and Tony Blair was British prime minister. “The 2017 election for the Bundestag will be difficult like no previous election — at least since German reunification” in 1990, Merkel told the conference.