A famous German author criticized his country’s open borders immigration policy, asserting, “while respecting other cultures, I would still like to keep my own.”
Award winning writer and physician, Uwe Tellkamp made the comments during an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung in which he expressed concern about Germany’s demographic future in light of mass migration.
Tellkamp, who lived under communist rule in the former East Germany, asserted that he isn’t xenophobic, but that “while respecting other cultures, I would still like to keep my own.”
“I don’t want to be like Frankfurt, I don’t want to see the situation in Frankfurt,” said Tellkamp, referring to the German city where a majority of the population are not native Germans.
The author also complained that the media had unfairly smeared Pegida members who protested against mass migration as Nazis and extremists.
Tellkamp previously signed the Joint Statement 2018, which declared, “We observe the damage done to Germany by illegal mass immigration with growing discontent. We declare our solidarity with those who are peacefully rallying for the restoration of the constitutional order at the borders of our country.”
He also pointed out that the vast majority of “refugees” arriving in the country were not genuine refugees.
“Most [refugees] are not trying to escape war and prosecution but come [to Germany] to migrate into the social support system, more than 95 percent,” said Tellkamp.