• In Germany, a new wave of demonstrations against Muslims and refugees

    by  • December 13, 2014

    PEGIDA on a Monday "evening walk" in Dresden, November 10, 2014. (Image source: Filmproduktionen video screenshot)

    A new alliance called “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the occident” (PEGIDA), have initiated demonstrations in the city of Dresden. According to police authorities, more than 5000 people participated at the demonstrations. These demonstrations mark a further wave of protests against Muslim immigrants and refugees after the right-wing initiative “Hooligans against Salafists” (HoGeSa),...

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    CDU politician from Rhineland-Palatinate demands burqa ban

    by  • December 13, 2014

    In Germany, full coverage of Muslim women being employed at schools, kindergartens and hospitals has become a controversial legal and political issue within the last months.

    Federal deputy and head of faction Julia Klöckner from the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has demanded to restrict the full coverage of women in the public. Underlining her claim for the burqa ban, Klöckner added: “The burqa would not stand for religious diversity but for a degrading image of women”. The State of Hesse...

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