This was driven by the Muslim minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. The law also provides for prostitutes to be given legal immigration status when they are foreigners, which most of them are.
In Germany, there has been a truly frightening sign of Orientalisation. I posted before (link) about how the Turkish government had complained about a satirical skit on German TV. This seemed like a joke at the time. But the person who created it, Jan Böhmermann, is now being investigated by the prosecuting authorities in Mainz.
As the director of the prosecuting authority, Andrea Keller, confirmed on request, an investigation procedure has been initiated examining charges of insulting the institutions or representatives of foreign states. Paragraph 103 of the criminal code provides for penalties of up to three years in the case of a conviction.Source
He was due to receive an award at a ceremony tonight, but his appearance has now been cancelled. "I feel shaken in everything I have ever believed in," he said.
Böhmermann tried to contact the Chancellor's office for help and support but got no response. Instead, reports Der Spiegel, Merkel has been in contact with the Turkish prime minister about this video!
According to the report the Foreign Office on Sunday, shortly before a long, scheduled telephone conversation between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Turkish president Ahmet Davutoglu, briefly examined whether Böhmermann's satire could fulfil the criteria for a criminal act as per Paragraph 103. However the Foreign Office stressed on Wednesday that it was "neither a prosecuting authority nor a court".
Shortly afterwards Merkel spoke on the telephone with her Turkish colleague. According to her spokesman, both agreed that the sketch, as a kind of mocking poem, was "intentionally injurious" and therefore was deleted from the Online Mediathek by ZDF [state-owned broadcasting company] shortly after the broadcast.Source