Tag: Germany

German Pledges to Return Nazi-Looted Art
By April 7, 2014 Read More →

German Pledges to Return Nazi-Looted Art

Investigators searching for art looted by the Nazis have discovered a hoard of more than 200 artworks stashed away at a house in Austria belonging to Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of infamous German art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt.

Posted in: Special Interest
Islam in Europe: January 2014
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Islam in Europe: January 2014

One month into 2014 and Islam-related controversies continued making headlines in newspapers across Europe. The most salient topic involved the dramatic increase in the numbers of European jihadists participating in the war in Syria.

Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly
By February 6, 2014 Read More →

Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly

The German government plans to change German immigration laws to make it easier for Muslim immigrants to obtain dual-citizenship and thus to maintain their religious and cultural links to their countries of origin.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Germany in 2013
By January 15, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of Germany in 2013

A chronological review of some of the most important stories about the rise of Islam in Germany during 2013.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread
By December 16, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread

The majority of Muslims in Europe believe Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries, according to a new study, which warns that Islamic fundamentalism is widespread and rising sharply in Western Europe.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Germany: The Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?
By November 8, 2013 Read More →

Germany: The Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?

Jewish groups in Germany and elsewhere, as well as the families of Holocaust survivors seeking to recover looted art, are asking why German authorities allowed two years to pass before disclosing the find.

Posted in: Europe, Special Interest
A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013
By October 9, 2013 Read More →

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

From Britain to Greece, and Spain to Slovenia, Muslim immigration and the accompanying rise of Islam are transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. What follows is a brief survey of 20 noteworthy stories involving Islam in Europe during just the month of September 2013.

Islam Conquering European Higher Education
By August 13, 2013 Read More →

Islam Conquering European Higher Education

The Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest university in Belgium and one that has been a major contributor to the development of Roman Catholic theology for more than 500 years, will offer a degree in Islamic theology beginning in 2014.

Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up
By August 8, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up

Ramadan was a major topic for public discussion and the month-long holiday received heavy press coverage from print and broadcast media in all parts of Europe, a reflection of the rising influence of Islam across the continent.

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