GERMANY: Furious backlash erupts over proposal to recognize Muslim holidays

GERMANY: Furious backlash erupts over proposal to recognize Muslim holidays:

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere prompted an angry backlash from his own party and political allies by suggesting that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

RT  His proposal, however, quickly provoked a wave of indignation within the ranks of his own party as well as among their Bavarian allies, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU). “Our Christian legacy is non-negotiable,” Alexander Dobrindt, the head of the CSU faction in the German federal parliament, said, commenting on de Maiziere’s statement. “Introduction of Muslim public holidays in Germany is out of question,” he added.

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