Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, recently warned that multiculturalism was failing in her country.
A recent study by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a German think-tank, also found that anti-foreigner attitudes are surging in Germany.
Other parts of Europe are also seeing a backlash against immigrants with many centre-right and far-right parties, who advocate against multiculturalism, gaining in power and influence.
Many blame these organisations for fanning the flames of xenophobia across Europe, but others say that immigrants - who fail to embrace the values and traditions of their adopted countries - are also part of the problem.
On Monday's show we will be discussing these issues with Cem Özdemir, the current chairman of the German Green Party and a former member of the German and European Parliaments. We will also have with us the University of Leipzig's Johannes Kiess, who helped write the report on right-wing extremism in Germany for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
This episode of Riz Khan aired from Monday, October 25, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera