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Berlin Apologizes for Serving Pork in Islam Conference

BERLIN – German Ministry of Interior issued an apology over serving sausage containing pig blood, bacon, and pork to the people attending the German Islam Conference in Berlin, the BBC reported.. “What signal does [Minister Horst] Seehofer’s interior ministry want to send? A little respect for Muslims, who don’t eat pork, is needed,” German journalist Tuncay Özdamar wrote on …

Young Muslim Dies While Saving Elderly Man from Train

FRANKFURT – Hundreds of people gathered in the German town of Hanau to bid farewell to a 17-year-old heroic young man who died while o saving an elderly homeless man from oncoming train. “I am not a well-known or rich man but this crowd gathered here because of my son’s bravery,” father Ejder Sözen said …

Debate Arises Over German Islam Classes

DORTMUND – The argument of whether Islam belongs to Germany has re-erupted in Bavaria, the most populous German state, after the last elections on October 14 which was dominated by the Islamophobic party AfD, or Alternative for Germany, Washington Post reported on November 3. This question has deeply divided the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Thousands Protest Rising Far-Right in Berlin

BERLIN – Over 200,000 people took to the streets of Berlin Saturday, October 13, to protest the rise of far-right populism in Germany and Europe, demanding more solidarity with marginalized groups. “There are people here who want to show that they don’t support what is going on in Germany, including from established politicians, all this …

Open Day Draws Thousands of Visitors to 900 German Mosques

BERLIN – In light of the annual Open Mosque Day in Germany, thousands of non-Muslims were invited to visit mosques across the country on October 3 to encourage dialogue and help overcome misunderstandings about Islam. “This day gives an opportunity for more than 100,000 visitors to learn more about Islam and get into conversation with …

Suspected Neo-Nazis Vandalize Mosque in Germany

GLADBECK – In a new attack on mosques, suspected Neo-Nazis اhave vandalized a local mosque in the northwestern German city of Gladbeck overnight on October 1, writing racist slogans and drawing swastikas on its walls and windows. The vandalized mosque is run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB). “Such crimes can be prevented …

German Imams, Priests in a Friendly Football Match

BERLIN – A team of Muslim imams won Germany’s annual cup Saturday, September 29, in a football competition organized among religious leaders, as part of efforts of strengthening unity among the religious communities. “The Imams overcame the priests 2/1 to win the annual cup,” Khedr Moty, a German Muslim, wrote on Facebook. After the match, …

Italian Craftsman Gifts Painting to Mosque in Germany

COLOGNE – 50-Year-old Italian craftsman, Sarafino Pagetti, has presented a faience painting to the Selimiye Mosque in Bamberg in Bavaria, to express his gratitude. “Whenever I came here, I was treated with a warm, welcoming feeling. I have never felt alienated, they treated me like a brother,” Pagetti, who spent last Ramadan at the Turkish …

Emotional Video: German Man Converts to Islam on Deathbed

BERLIN — A video showing an elderly man reciting the Shahada, Muslims’ declaration of faith, on his deathbed has gone viral on the social media in the past few days, Khaleej Times reported on August 13. According to Khaleej Times, the man in the video is a 75-year-old German who has converted to Islam on …



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