Dikes are cracking within the Grünen, this former hippie and libertarian party born in the 1970s, which had made tolerance towards Islam, and the celebration of multiculturalism, its mantra. In the midst of a wave of Islamist attacks committed on Austrian, German and French soil, and while security cooperation is taking shape between Paris, Vienna and Berlin, the German Greens are refocusing their speeches. And get rid of the Islamo-leftist image that the Christian Democratic right – with which they could soon rule – willingly attaches to them.
Party chairman Robert Habeck is preparing to present an eleven-point plan to the Bundestag proclaiming “Zero tolerance” with regard to Islamist terrorism. Islamist threats must be constantly monitored, the document reads, in particular by strengthening the security forces. Arrest warrants against dangerous individuals must be executed more expeditiously,