Tag: Germany

“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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
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
German Journalist Among Top Ten Anti-Semites of 2012
By January 10, 2013 Read More →

German Journalist Among Top Ten Anti-Semites of 2012

The decision to include Jakob Augstein on the annual list of the worst anti-Semites was meant to draw attention to the growing problem of European journalists whose obsessive criticism of Israel frequently crosses the line into blatant anti-Semitism.

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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
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.

“Islam Needs a Fair Chance in Germany”
By November 16, 2012 Read More →

“Islam Needs a Fair Chance in Germany”

Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, has concluded an “historic treaty” with its Muslim communities that grants Muslims broad new rights and privileges but does little to encourage their integration into German society.

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Germany: “I Will Only Answer to Allah”
By October 22, 2012 Read More →

Germany: “I Will Only Answer to Allah”

An Islamist radical convicted of stabbing two German police officers during a protest against “offensive” cartoons has been sentenced to six years in prison.

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