by Nermin Aydemir, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkey - Extremists, including racists, unfortunately take place all around the world. What carries importance at this point is to keep the mainstream society away from polarization and maintain the “peaceful coexistence” among various subcultures. German public opinion carries a significant responsibility on its shoulders. Much needs to be done for thwarting the xenophobic schema. Opinion leaders and politicians in Germany are hardly doing their job in this regard.