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.
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.
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.