OER-ERKENSCHWICK, NR-W – A court in the western German town of Oer-Erkenschwick, in North Rhine-Westphalia, has banned the Muslim call to prayer, or Adhan, after the complaint of a Christian couple who live about a kilometer away. “The call to prayer lasts for two minutes, just around 1 p.m., but only on Fridays,” Huseyin Turgut, …
BERLIN – A member of the far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) who converted to Islam recently revealed that he made the decision due to the Protestant acceptance of gay marriage which he saw as a sign of decline. “One of the reasons was the way the church has changed, which I don’t understand anymore,” …
A senior German far-right politician has vowed to ban Islam across Europe if his party came to power in the western European country.
A member of the far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) has converted to Islam, leaving his position on the party’s national executive committee.
At the Islamic Center, I found a message from a friend of the man I had been looking for, which read, “The man who posted the advertisement is in hospital suffering critical conditions, and he needs you and urgently asks for you”, with the address of the hospital mentioned in the message.
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.
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.
A new study on Muslim immigrants in Europe has found that most of German Muslims feel integrated into their society, a fact that did not protect them from falling target to Islamophobia.