I can't believe this tripe actually made it into the New York Times Magazine. This is seriously flawed. "Our Turks" indeed. Germany has never made any effort to incorporate foreign people, and now they're blaming "Anatolian farmers" stuck in "time capsules" for their inability to integrate into the "tolerant" and progressive German society? Women and girls, feminism, human rights, moral outrage - just more reasons to alienate an entire group of people.
I just rediscovered this in my research files - the article is actually a year old. But I think it's a pretty sound indication of what is wrong with the international media portrayal on Muslim immigrants in Western society. Revisionist history - undermining the moral character of an entire community absolves the German government and society of its hand in keeping that community underserved, marginalized, and excluded. Positing German society as shocked and outraged that such inhumane and brutal practices can happen in its midst places German identity further up on the moral scale than Turkish (read:Muslim) identity. Confused at best, racist at worst. How did this make it past editorial review?