This neatly highlights the problem with the entire “diversity” imperative: how can you celebrate diversity when one of the groups included adheres to an ideology that is radically intolerant and hateful? If you don’t include them, you aren’t “diverse.” If you do include them, another group is going to suffer, and thus you aren’t “diverse.” The Berlin police have chosen the latter alternative.
“Al-Quds day recorded in the ‘Diversity Calendar’ of the Berlin police,” translated from “Al-Kuds-Tag in „Vielfalts-Kalender“ der Berliner Polizei verzeichnet,” Junge Freiheit, January 3, 2022 (thanks to Medforth):
BERLIN. The Berlin police have recorded the anti-Israel Al Quds Day in their “Calendar of Diversity” 2022. As the Berliner Zeitung reports, the day proclaimed by the Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is on the calendar in a row with Christmas, the Jewish New Year and the Hindu Festival of Lights.
During the Al-Quds March in Berlin, anti-Semitic and Islamist slogans have been chanted over and over again in recent years. Al-Quds Day is celebrated annually on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The rally was canceled in the past two years. Whether it will take place this year is still an open question.
Beck: Calendar has to be withdrawn and revised
“The diversity calendar is actually a good idea, but the Al-Quds day in the diversity calendar is a serious mistake and the opposite of diversity competence,” criticized the Green politician Volker Beck to the newspaper. Beck is the managing director of the Tikvah Institute, which campaigns against anti-Semitism. Al-Quds Day is a “day of hatred and agitation.” Israel-hatred and anti-Semitism should not be accepted as part of diversity. The calendar must be withdrawn and revised immediately.
Around 26,000 Berlin police officers can download the “Diversity Calendar” from the intranet. The police have not yet commented on the allegations. (ls)