BBC News - Merkel says German multicultural society has failed ' "...the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed." In her speech, the chancellor specifically referred to recent comments by German President Christian Wulff who said that Islam was "part of Germany" like Christianity and Judaism. While acknowledging that this was the case, Mrs Merkel stressed that immigrants living in Germany needed to do more to integrate, including learning to speak German. "Anyone who does not immediately speak German", she said, "is not welcome".' hmm...I'm not sure I would say Islam is 'part of Germany' any more than it's part of england. not historically, certainly, and only since quite recently if at all. wonder if our politicos will stick their head above the parapet in this way?