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International Courage Award for Islamophobia Victims in Germany

A leading German Muslim group announced on July 1 presenting its “International Courage Award” to two victims of Islamophobic attacks in the country This stance is meant to highlight the growing xenophobic and Islamophobic atmosphere in Germany, Anadolu Agency reported. “The prize was aimed to highlight the sacrifices and pain of the victims of racism. …

District Center in Germany's Aachen Renamed Mosque Square

A square in Eilendorf district of the western German city of Aachen has been renamed to become Moscheeplatz or mosque square. to highlight the importance of tolerance and unity, Daily Sabah reported. “I am very happy as the mayor because there is a Mosque Square in our city,” said Aachen Mayor Marcel Philipp of the …

Muslim Fashion Exhibition Stirs Debates in Germany

Focusing on modest dress code for Muslim women, the exhibition “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” held at Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst has stirred strong reactions from feminists, Deutsche Welle reported. “The focus of the exhibition is a really fashionable modest dress and what we’re trying to show in the exhibition is that there is a lot of …

Frankfurt Airport Opens New Muslim Prayer Room

FRANKFURT – Muslim passengers and employees at Frankfort Airport will now be able to pray on time with the administration of the busiest German airport opening a new prayer room in Terminal 2, ETurbo News reported. The new prayer room is open daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Moreover, Friday prayers are held weekly …

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 …

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, …



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