One would think that given all of the international troubles that countries are dealing with today, terrorism would be a high priority for most countries in the West. However, it seems Germany does not exactly fit that bill. It turns out that a recent study shows that approximately 70 percent of German participants deem climate change as a far more important issue than mass migration and radical Islamic terrorism!
The poll was conducted by the Kantar Emnid Opinion Research Center prior to the national election that will take place in September. The exact number was 71 percent of participants polled felt climate change was the most serious national concern. The polls also showed that 65 percent of people were concerned about the possibility of new war breaking out and 63 percent were concerned over terrorist attacks.
Other statistics were included in this poll as well. 63 percent of applicants felt that crime was an issue, 45 percent of German respondents felt the increase in asylum seekers was a concern, while 33 percent indicated that unemployment rates were the greatest concern at home.
Head of political research at Kantar Emnid, Torsten Schneider-Haase, said the following concerning these issues,
“Environment and climate protection have already greatly mattered to people in Germany for years.”
Breitbart News reported the following concerning the polls implication and the oncoming German election,
“Speaking of the poll’s implication for the forthcoming elections, he noted that the Chancellor stood out as a credible environmentalist recently when she slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the country from the Paris climate agreement. The results of the study come at a time when Germany is facing an unprecedented Islamist terror threat, with a new report showing that more than half (54 per cent) of plots in the nation have involved asylum seekers and refugees since 2014, and the onset of the migrant crisis.
And on Wednesday it was revealed that the influx of a million migrants in 2015 — who arrived after Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Europe’s borders — has already left a huge mark on Germany’s demographics. Breitbart London reported this week that new data from the country’s Federal Statistical Office show that in 2016, almost a quarter (22.5 per cent) of people living in Germany had a migrant background — either first or second generation immigrants — marking a rise of 8.5 per cent from the previous year.”
These statistics taken by these polls are very sad considering the threat that Germany is currently under due to terrorism and the rapid increase in migration. The Heritage Foundation found that attacks in Germany had increased exponentially in 2016. This was right around the time when the migrant crisis peaked. One reporter said the following about this concern,
“The increase in the threat to Germany is especially stark. There were no plots in Germany in 2014, and only two in 2015. In 2016, this increased eightfold. There is a straightforward reason for this: In 2015, Germany took in over 1 million refugees and 2016 saw a surge in plots involving refugees.”
Furthermore, Germany was and still is looking at some of their most dangerous times in recent years. Since 2015 Germany has brought in approximately 1,000,000 refugees and as a result, their migrant population drastically increased. Simultaneously Germany shot up to a 27 percent increase in terrorist plots. This is more in just one year, than they were looking at between 2000 and 2015.
Germany is well known among countries in the West as being one of the most liberal and progressive countries in Europe. Look no further than their Prime Minister Angela Merkel. Merkel was and continues to remain good friends with former President Obama and worked with him on various policies that perpetuated their ideology of globalization.
Which is why it should be no surprise that now Germany deems an issue like climate change as more serious than terrorist plots. If they do not get their heads out of the sand they will be dealing with far more problems than just polling. National security is a serious issue for all countries, but especially European ones who have seen a stark rise in crime at the same time their migration statistics have increased. If they do not deal with it now, they will have to deal with it later, and later it will be much worse.