Germany

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”
By June 28, 2013 Read More →

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”

A mosque in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is one of a growing number of Islamic institutions in Germany that are sounding public calls to prayer from outdoor loudspeaker systems.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Sharia Law Gains Foothold in German Legal System
By June 7, 2013 Read More →

Sharia Law Gains Foothold in German Legal System

German judges are increasingly referring or deferring to Islamic law because either the plaintiffs or the defendants are Muslim.

Muslims to Germany: “Make Islam Equal to Christianity”
By May 15, 2013 Read More →

Muslims to Germany: “Make Islam Equal to Christianity”

A major conference on German-Muslim relations has ended in failure after Muslims attending the event refused to acknowledge the government’s concerns about the threats to security posed by radical Islam.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
“Different and Threatening”: Most Germans See Islam as a Threat
By May 3, 2013 Read More →

“Different and Threatening”: Most Germans See Islam as a Threat

More than half of all Germans view Islam as a threat to their country and believe it does not belong in the Western world, according to a major new study on religious attitudes in Germany.

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Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque
By April 16, 2013 Read More →

Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque

The Bavarian branch of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has placed under state surveillance German activists accused of fomenting hate against Muslims due to their opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque in Munich.

Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue
By April 11, 2013 Read More →

Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue

Germany’s opposition Social Democrats are courting disgruntled Muslim voters in a desperate bid to unseat German Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections set for September 22.

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Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear
By April 5, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear

From Belgium to Greece and Spain to Germany, 2013 is shaping up to be another banner year for the construction of mosques in Europe.

Germany vs. Radical Islamists
By March 15, 2013 Read More →

Germany vs. Radical Islamists

Germany has banned three ultra-conservative Salafist Muslim groups which the Interior Ministry says want to overturn democracy and install a system based on Islamic Sharia law.

German Church Becomes Mosque
By February 12, 2013 Read More →

German Church Becomes Mosque

Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Germany in 2012
By December 24, 2012 Read More →

The Islamization of Germany in 2012

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Germany during 2012.

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Germany: Image of Islam “Devastating”
By December 10, 2012 Read More →

Germany: Image of Islam “Devastating”

Germans are overwhelmingly mistrustful of Islam and Muslim immigration, according to a new research survey, which concludes that the image of Islam in Germany is “devastating.”

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Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe

The Dutch parliament has approved a motion to revoke a law that makes insulting God a crime. Free speech activists say the move represents a significant victory at a time when Muslim groups are stepping up pressure on European governments to criminalize the criticism of Islam and/or Mohammed.