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  Making Islam Part of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He heads the Central Council for Muslims in Germany, which was founded as an umbrella organization uniting 19 Muslim organizations with approximately 700 mosque-communities.
We don't want Germany to be a uniform society where the individual member has to lose his identity; that would not be beneficial for either the individual or Germany.
If you look around in the world you find many different faces of Islam in different regions of the world where Muslim communities adjusted to the country they live in and nevertheless kept their character as a Muslim community.
www.islamfortoday.com /germany.htm   (1865 words)

  
 Islam in Germany (Part II ) - Turkish Daily News May 05, 1999
Although Islam is the third-largest religion in Germany after Catholicism and Protestantism, it is not recognized in a way analogous to the churches as a public corporation.
The reason for the refusal of this status to Islam is the lack of a binding institution that represents the interests of all Muslims in Germany.
Islam in Germany today is perceived by the society of the majority as a hindrance to integration.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=12283   (2588 words)

  
 Islam in Germany -- Part One - Turkish Daily News May 04, 1999
In the face of the increasing number of asylum-seekers, the proposition to declare Germany as a de jure immigration country (Germany has in fact become a de facto immigration country, even though this fact is not officially acknowledged) with a corresponding immigration policy was rejected by the government.
The reason for this might be that discrimination against immigrants in Germany is viewed to a large extent in connection with the ethnic origin or the country of origin of the minority in question.
With the increasing visibility of Islam in Germany in the last years, manifesting itself through the construction of mosques or in specific Islamic outfit, a fear of foreign infiltration can be observed in the receiving society, which makes new tendencies toward exclusion recognizable.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=12267   (3256 words)

  
 Islam in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The large majority of Muslims in Germany is of Turkish origin (over 90%), followed by smaller groups the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Arab countries, Iran and Afghanistan.
Since Islam is not a traditional religion in Germany and since most problems with migration into Germany focus on this religious point, currently there are several intensive disputes about the place of Islam in the German state and society.
Roland Weisselberg, a priest, burned himself in November, 2006 in protest of the spread of Islam in Germany and the inability of the church to contain its spread.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_Germany   (1060 words)

  
 novnevi99
The manifestations of Islam in different EU countries are shaped strongly by the national origin of the migrants.
With the increasing visibility of Islam in Germany in the last few years, manifesting itself through the construction of mosques or in specific Islamic outfit, a fear of foreign infiltration can be observed in the receiving society, which makes new tendencies toward exclusion recognisable.
Schools, kindergartens (as 80 percent of kindergartens in Germany are run by churches, most Muslim parents were not willing to send their children to the kindergartens) and authorities were not prepared for this group of newcomers.
www.renaissance.com.pk /novnevi99.html   (3181 words)

  
 Islam in Germany
Islam is considered to be very intolerant and a rigid religion here.
We have a large Turkish community in Germany and the young girls are forced to cover their heads although they don’t want to do so.
I think that in the earlier times, Islam spread in the world as at that time the Muslims were the most advanced and strong people.
www.themodernreligion.com /convert/germany.html   (584 words)

  
 Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germany sent a peacekeeping force to secure stability in the Balkans and sent a force of Bundeswehr troops to Afghanistan as part of a NATO effort to provide security in that country after the ousting of the Taliban.
Germany's political system is a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Chancellor is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Germany has always played a leading role in the European Union and has maintained a strong alliance with France since the end of World War II and most notably in the late 1980s and early 1990s under the leadership of Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germany   (6611 words)

  
 Table of Contents and Excerpt, van Nieuwkerk, Women Embracing Islam
Since Islam is an encompassing religious worldview and does not compartmentalize religion, choosing Islam enables the converts to connect their daily life to their beliefs (1999).
Islam offers the prisoners an activity structure including such features as prayers and lessons, and an alternative social space within the confinement of the walls.
Islam and Islamic discourse can be plausible to individuals for different reasons, and individuals can be addressed by Islamic discourse in manifold aspects of their identities.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exvanwom.html   (5536 words)

  
 Germany agonises over Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Germany agonises over Islam Concern that religious tensions along the lines of those sparked in the Netherlands by the brutal killing of Islam-critical filmmaker Theo van Gogh could spill over into Germany has triggered a fresh debate among Germans about integrating the nation's large foreign population.
Germany's tough-minded interior minister, Otto Schily, spoke at the weekend of "a danger" to the country despite successes in integrating the majority of immigrants.
Germany's multiculturalism and political correctness is the peaceableness of a man who is guiltwracked over having once killed someone in a fit of rage.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1288799/posts   (3661 words)

  
 IslamOnline.net- News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Schaeuble said Islam should be taught in state schools under the supervision of the government.
He noted that the number of Muslims in Germany, standing at some 3.4 million people, is growing steadily.
Schaeuble said Islam will then be taught in state schools under the supervision of the government.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2006-09/11/03.shtml   (482 words)

  
 Moderate Islam in Germany
They count some 600,000 in Germany, out of four million Muslims in that country – and one in four of the population in Turkey itself.
For the Alevis, Sivas is emblematic of the permanent battle for the soul of Islam – a conflict in which the enemies of the West, of Jews, and of Christians, are also murderous in their actions against Muslims of whom they disapprove.
The West faces a great challenge: to comprehend and defend the Alevi factory worker in the Ruhr Valley of Germany and in Turkey; the Bosnian Muslim; the Albanian dervish in Macedonia; the Sufi intellectual in Saudi Arabia; the spiritual nonconformist in Iran, the Shia Muslim in Iraq or Pakistan, and the pluralist Muslim in Indonesia.
www.islamicpluralism.org /articles/2006a/moderateislamgermany.htm   (735 words)

  
 EJP | News | Western Europe | Germany’s dialogue with Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Also, it is no secret that Germany has been a hotbed for Islamic extremism – having been the residence of most of the 9/11 suicide commandos to boot.
Last Wednesday, representatives of Germany’s 3.2 million strong Muslim community came together to discuss the future role of Islam in Germany with interior minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
Germany’s “failed integration” process was the main topic for German newspapers for the entire first half of this year.
www.ejpress.org /article/news/western_europe/11065   (979 words)

  
 Islam in Germany - ReligionFacts
Since the work migration of the 1960s and several waves of political refugees since the 1970s, Islam has become a visible religion in Germany.
The large majority of Muslims in Germany is of Turkish origin, followed by people from Arab countries, former Yugoslavia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Since Islam is not a traditional religion in Germany and since most problems with enforced migration into Germany focus on this religious point, there are currently several intensive disputes about the place of Islam in the German state and society.
www.religionfacts.com /islam/places/germany.htm   (709 words)

  
 Baltimore Independent Media Center: Islam conquering Germany
Germany has made an effort even to send teachers to Turkey to be better prepared to cater to its growing Muslim population.
As if it were unclear that Islam’s nature remains expansionistic, we now see the fruits of their labor to enter Germany’s mainstream.
The implementation of Islam in all fields of individuals' personal lives, in family and in society, by renewal of the Islamic religious thought and creating a uniform Muslim community from Morocco to Indonesia.
baltimore.indymedia.org /newswire/display/9713/index.php   (1543 words)

  
 Western Resistance: Germany: Citizens' Attitudes Hardening Against Islam
A survey carried out in Germany by the Allensbach Institute and published in the magazine Frankfurter Allgemeine has found that Germans are becoming increasingly set against Islam, states Expatica.
The suburb of Neukoelln is notorious as the location of the school where Muslim pupils refuse to be taught by women teachers, and police had to posted to quell the lawlessness within the institution.
The first mosque in Berlin was built in 1924, and the first mosque in Germany was one constructed in Potsdam in the 16th Century by Frederick William I of Prussia, for the convenience of his Turkish soldiers.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/002172.html   (425 words)

  
 Something... and Half of Something: Germany Judges Islam
In spite of official attempts to promote dialog among religions, distrust of Islam continues to grow, with 60 percent of Germans expecting tension between traditional German society and immigrants from Muslim countries, according to an Allensbach study commissioned by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Germans' esteem for Islam has been falling since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, with 83 percent of the 1,076 Germans questioned in the survey agreeing with the statement that Islam is driven by fanaticism.
Germany and the Netherlands are awakening but I fear it's too late.
www.lindasog.com /archives/2006/06/germany_judges_islam.html   (886 words)

  
 Islamic Voice
All the Islamic organizations in Germany were invited to the seminar and over a hundred individuals attended it from all the various Islamic communities, including indigenous Germans who have embraced Islam.
Talking about Islam in Germany, Karsali said: “Muslims in Germany numbered more than three million.” He said Islam is the second largest religion in Germany, after Christianity, and 150,000 indigenous Germans had embraced Islam.
The judge ruled that Islam allowed the man to take up to four wives, so long as they are all treated equally, but also made the man promise not to take viagra except under a prescription from a Muslim doctor, the monthly reported.
www.islamicvoice.com /june.99/news.htm   (3781 words)

  
 Germany charges Iraqi Kurd with aiding Ansar al-Islam Terror Group
BERLIN, Germany, (Feb 7), - Germany's federal prosecutor charged an Iraqi national with supporting the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam by raising funds for the group.
The Munich Higher Regional Court on Jan. 12 sentenced Lokman Mohammed, a Kurd who has lived in Germany since 2000, to seven years in prison for being a member of Ansar al-Islam.
Germany's federal prosecutor on Dec. 21 charged another Iraqi national, identified only as Dieman A. I., with providing financial aid and logistical support to Ansar al-Islam, the prosecutor's office said Jan. 9.
www.ekurd.net /mismas/articles/misc2006/2/islamterror112.htm   (403 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
BERLIN, January 10 (IslamOnline.net) – The Protestant Lutheran Church in the northwestern German city of Hannover is organizing an exhibition to acquaint the Germans with Islam and enhance the integration of the Muslim community into society.
The exhibition is part of a wide-ranging project until 2007 and is championed by the church’s Islam and immigration department.
His predecessor Rau had said that Muslims in Germany should not be treated as second-class citizens, asserting that they have become part and parcel of the German society.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2005-01/10/article06.shtml   (513 words)

  
 Discover Islam - Discover Islam TV series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In its present shape as we have it, it was taught by the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) who lived about perhaps one thousand four hundred years ago and of course.
Modernization if you like or progress or development has taken place to throughout these centuries and it is going to continue but Islam is there to give the guidance for all these different periods in history so a contradictions or conflict between Islam and the modern age that is difficult to imagine.
If one side believes that life should be live by the rule and advice that God the Creator has given and the other side is of the opinion that has no role to play then naturally there is a contradiction.
www.discoverislam.net /dinew/OldDI/intview3.htm   (751 words)

  
 Newsvine - islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Germany's interior minister condemned a leading opera house's decision to cancel a production of Mozart's "Idomeneo" out of concern a scene featuring the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad could provoke a dangerous reaction from Muslims.
The Rev. Franklin Graham, who outraged Muslims in 2001 when he said that Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion," told an interviewer for Wednesday's edition of ABC News "Nightline" that he hasn't changed his mind about the faith.
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday urged intensified dialogue with Islam, saying in a Christmas speech that 2006 will be remembered as a year marked by the danger of a clash between cultures and religions.
www.newsvine.com /islam   (1898 words)

  
 Islam and Germany - Reader comments at DanielPipes.org
Islam should be treated in the same way.
A fair chance to defend yourself would be hardly given to you as no major paper or TV would risk acting as a host for you out of fear for the authorities ("die Obrigkeit") and their sophisticated ways to silelnce unpopular views.
I hope I am wrong about my negative assessment of Germany and her Islamophilia but I am forced to think that with her present ill soul and perturbed mind she herself cannot pass the loyalty test for Western civilization.
www.danielpipes.org /comments/31079   (830 words)

  
 Germany - Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Following the influx of foreign laborers in the 1960s and early 1970s, Islam established a religious presence in Germany, making it the religion with the country's third largest membership.
As of 1994, approximately 2 million Muslims resided in Germany.
Additional Muslims have entered the country as refugees, fleeing the ethnic and religious conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
countrystudies.us /germany/101.htm   (68 words)

  
 German media contributes to negative image of Islam: study - Irna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
German media has contributed a great deal to the growing negative image of Islam in Germany, according to a study, released Wednesday by the Center for Turkish Studies.
Debates in the German parliament after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US made frequent links between Islam and terrorism, while there were fewer references to religious tolerance, the study said in part.
The poll indicated little evidence of an all-out rejection of Islam among Germans or isolating the Muslim population.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-22/0611298804193835.htm   (322 words)

  
 A Runaway Personifies Germany's 'Multi-Kulti' Debate (Islam in Germany)
There is no doubt, she says, that a portion of the Turkish immigration in Germany clings to the rural traditions and values that are more common in the eastern parts of Turkey, where most of the immigrants came from.
Unfortunately, in Sweden, at least (and it looks like Germany as well) even if a girl wants to get away from what her parents have planned, she is not really backed well by the new country's government.
I knew two girls who were to be married to strangers picked by their folks, and a girl who was being beaten by her husband, and told by the authorities in a shelter that there wasn't anything they could do to protect her.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1304356/posts   (2174 words)

  
 NPR : Pope's Remarks on Islam, Violence Spur Anger
Speaking in Germany Tuesday, the pope quoted from a text that said the early spread of Islam had been accomplished by violence.
At one point, Benedict quoted a remark made in the 14th century by the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus that derided Islam.
Translated from German, the pope cited the ruler's view of Islam: "He said, and I quote, 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.'"
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6084194   (543 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Germany opens major Islam summit
The Islam conference was a landmark initiative to improve the integration of Germany's three million Muslims.
He hosted the conference on Wednesday - the start of a two-year campaign for improved integration of Muslims in Germany, most of whom are of Turkish origin.
The secretary-general of Germany's Muslim Council, Aiman Mazyek, criticised the authorities for inviting individuals rather than the four main Muslim religious bodies in Germany.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/5385058.stm   (379 words)

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