Muslim children have been denied the right to get religious lessons in schools in Germany’s most populated district North Rhine-Westphalia following a state court decision to ban Muslim associations from introducing these lessons.
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The German Interior Minister’s suggestion to recognize Islamic holidays in the country has won praise of the countries Muslim community, saying the move will further encourage Muslims’ integration in Germany.
The rise of Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been spreading fears among Muslim refugees in Germany, fearing the future as the far-right party enters the parliament capitalizing on anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments.
For the first time in half a century, German voters on Sunday elected members of a far-right, nationalist party into parliament, diminishing the victory by Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union party.
Germany, which is holding a general election on Sunday, is Europe’s biggest economic power and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan.
Plans for a public Friday prayer in Munich to spread awareness about the lack of mosques in the city were canceled on Thursday, after threats from far-right groups.
A Syrian refugee’s bakery has been a hit in Berlin, giving refugees a taste of home and Germans a chance to try a new cuisine.
A proposal by Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister to introduce an “Islam law” and set up an official mosque registry was rejected by other politicians as unnecessary.
A German foundation released a study on Monday, March 27, revealing that nearly one in two German Muslims volunteer to help refugees integrate in the German community, describing them as “important bridge builders”.
A high school in Wuppertal, western Germany, letter stating that teachers should report names of Muslim students found praying at school has sparked outcry on social media, with many calling it a “prayer ban”.