January 10, 2006 1 Comment
The German state of Baden Württemberg introduced a “guiding” questionnaire for applicants for German citizenship. The questionnaire has been criticized by the Greens and others for being biased, as most questions appear to be focusing particular on the Muslim community and making personal views (“Gesinnung”) a
criteria for citizenship.
I think the problem is not so much the questions, they are less problematic than some countries asking for cooking recipes as criteria of citizenship. I am just wondering how many “good Germans” would answer questions such as “Imagine your adult son tells you he is gay and wants to live with another man. How do you react?” or “Your daughter applies for a job in Germany. She is rejected while the job was offered to a black African from Somalia. How do you react?” in the desired way. What is the right answer to become an average German (or average West European in general)?
For the full list in German see the following link from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung