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German Court Bans Adhan in Oer-Erkenschwick

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, …

German Far-right Politician Reveals Why He Converted to Islam

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,” …

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From Germany to Morocco: Story of Two Hasans

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.

German State Halts Religious Lessons for Muslim Students

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.

German Minister Proposes Islamic Public Holidays

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.

Muslim Immigrants Fear Dim Future 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.

Rise of Far-right Worries German Muslims, Jews

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.



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