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Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

Islamunterricht an Schulen in NRWNot enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.

Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries….more:  dw.com

The Massive War Crime Committed by the Red Army

Image result for 'They raped every German female from eight to 80'The subject of the Red Army’s mass rapes in Germany has been so repressed in Russia that even today veterans refuse to acknowledge what really happened. The handful prepared to speak openly, however, are totally unrepentant. “They all lifted their skirts for us and lay on the bed,” said the leader of one tank company. He even went on to boast that “two million of our children were born” in Germany….MORE:  theguardian

Leading member of German far-right party resigns after converting to Islam

Arthur Wagner resigned from the Alternative for Germany's executive committee earlier this month, but told local media that the far-right party didn't pressure him to step down.Arthur Wagner, a leading member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the eastern state of Brandenburg, left his position on the party’s state executive committee on January 11 citing “personal reasons,” according to Andreas Kalbitz, AfD’s chairman AfD in the state.
Kalbitz told CNN that he only learned about Wagner’s conversion in a telephone conversation with him a few days later.more: .cnn.com

Leading German Far-Right Figure Ditches Party, Converts To Islam

A leading member of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany party, known for lamenting “Islamization” of the country, has stepped down following his conversion to Islam, according to multiple reports.

Arthur Wagner resigned from his position in the German state of Brandenburg on Jan. 11 for “personal reasons,” party spokesman Daniel Friese said Wednesday. Friese added that the party has no issue with Wagner’s decision…..more: https: huffingtonpost

Europe German Mayor stabbed in Neck Saved by a Muslim Shop Owner

…Demir, who is of Turkish origin, told the German tabloid Bild that the mayor had just ordered a Turkish kebab sandwich when the perpetrator, who appeared to be drunk, confronted him.
“I myself am hungry and thirsty,” the assailant said, according to Demir, while the mayor “keeps bringing more refugees…… MORE:  washingtonpost.com

Store owner Ahmet Demir describes the events inside his kebab stand, where Altena Mayor Andreas Hollstein was attacked…

Germany will support those affected by US travel ban, says Merkel

Germany will support those affectedGerman opposition leader Katja Kipping, who serves as chairperson for the Left Party, said on Monday that the party is exploring legal routes to challenge Trump’s immigration order.
In a tweet, she called on Merkel to summon the US ambassador to Germany and make a complaint to the UN via the EU.
“This is a crusade against Muslims, but also a crusade against civil rights,” Kipping told German broadcaster N-TV….more: cloudsovereurope

German Protestant bishop wants Islam classes in all state schools

The head of the Protestant Church in Germany has called for Islam to be taught in state schools across the country as a way to make young Muslims impervious to the “temptation of fundamentalists”.

Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm told the Heilbronner Stimme newspaper that teaching Islam in schools nationwide would give Muslim pupils a chance to take a critical approach to their own religion…more:uk.reuters

First Muslim woman elected as speaker in German state parliament

“We wrote history today,” she said after sweeping in with a significant majmuhterem-aras.jpgority.

The first Muslim woman has been elected as the speaker of a state parliament in Germany in what she hailed as a “historic” step for the country.

Muhterem Aras, a Green Party politician, took the post in Baden-Württemberg from a member of a populist anti-immigration party on Wednesday.,,,more: