• The Federal State of Hesse and Salafism

    by  • July 25, 2014

    July 8, 2014 The state of Hesse is looking for new ways to cope with Salafism. The Free Democratic Party (FDP) suggested that the state parliament should consult experts for analyzing and understanding threats emanating from Salafism. Salafism, as Wolfgang Greilich (FDP) said, “threatens the core of free and liberal-democratic society”. He suggested that...

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    Turkish Ambassador to Germany wishes an official Ramadan Gala

    by  • July 25, 2014

    July 8, 2014 The ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Germany, Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu, expressed that he would like to see an official Ramadan gala hosted by the Federal Government. Recognizing the many events taking place within Germany’s constituent federal states, Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu referred particularly to the USA and the Obama administration...

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    Germany: Dismissal because of headscarf

    by  • July 25, 2014

    July 10, 2014 A hospital in the city of Dortmund has nonretained a nurse because of her decision to wear a headscarf. The thirty six- year-old nurse decided to wear a headscarf after returning from her second parental leave. Manager Günther Nierhoff explained that the headscarf ban for hospital staff is well known and...

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    Former German Federal President promotes dialogue

    by  • July 25, 2014

    July 11, 2014 Christian Wulff, former Federal President, encouraged people to enter into a dialogue with each other and particularly with Islam. He emphasized on the central role of world religions in promoting world peace. Rather than stressing differences he suggested to focus on the commonalities and, as a positive example, quoted the national...

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    German ZMD statement concerned with the war in Palestine

    by  • July 25, 2014

    July 17, 2014 The Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD) issued a statement concerned with the continued bloodshed in the Holy Land. It called upon the European Union as well as the United Nations to undertake their utmost to cease the extrajudicial killing and collective punishment of the Palestinian civil population taking place...

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