Apr 06


Merkel government says there is no need to regulate Islamic organizations in Germany:

The proposal was for a registry of mosques and the monitoring of Islamic sermons. Obviously there is no need for such measures! What could possibly go wrong?

“German government rejects conservatives’ call for Islam law,” Associated Press, April 3, 2017:

The German government says there’s no need for new legislation to regulate Islamic organizations in the country.

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union party have called for a ban on foreign funding of Islamic organizations, and for Muslims to get statutory rights to pastoral care from an imam in prisons and hospitals.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday that such a law was “a non-issue” at the moment and noted that religious freedom is guaranteed by the German constitution….

A recent report by public broadcaster ARD found that the Islam preached in some mosques is more conservative than in many Muslim countries.

H/t reader kevin a.

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