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These astonishing extracts are from a new book by Heinz Buschkowsky, the Socialist mayor of Neukölln, one of the most Muslim-colonised parts of Berlin and Germany. The title of the book is "Neukölln is Everywhere", suggesting that this is the future he sees for Germany and Europe as a whole. As I recall, Buschkowsky was one of those few who spoke up in defence of Sarrazin. It will be interesting to see if publication of the book has any consequences for his own position.

At this point for me it's about the sense of everyday powerlessness in a world in which people move through the supermarket, taking goods and walk past the checkout counter without paying, making it clear to the checkout woman what will happen to her if she gets the police involved.

There, where five people walk along the pavement side by side and everyone else has to get out of the way.. There, where at a red light everyone looks ahead as straight as possible, to avoid being abused by the streetfights in the car next to you and asked: "Have you got a problem? We'll solve it right now!"


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