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.
Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany.
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.
A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Germany during 2012.
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.”
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.
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.
An Islamist radical convicted of stabbing two German police officers during a protest against “offensive” cartoons has been sentenced to six years in prison.
A German court has refused to allow a Muslim student to skip co-ed swimming lessons based on her religious beliefs.
Muslim protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to more European cities.
The German government has launched a nationwide poster campaign aimed at fighting against the radicalization of young Muslim immigrants.