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Merkel ally says Islam not part of Germany

BERLIN – A German politician infuriated the Muslim minority on Thursday, April 19, by saying that Islam does not belong to the European country.

"Islam is not part of our tradition and identity in Germany and so does not belong in Germany," Volker Kauder, head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in parliament, told the Passauer Neue Presse.

"But Muslims do belong in Germany.

“As state citizens, of course, they enjoy their full rights," he said.

The politician’s remarks came as Germany opened an annual government-sponsored conference to discuss integration of German Muslims.

The event, attended by delegates from Muslim groups and federal and state governments, was overshadowed by a debate over a campaign by a Muslim group to distribute free copies of the Noble Qur’an to teach Germans about Islam.

"Religion must not be abused in an ideological bid for power," Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said on the eve of the conference.

The Salafist Muslim Group “The True Religion” has launched a campaign to hand out free translated copies of the Qur’an to Germans.

Organizers say the initiative aims to educate Germans about the Islamic teachings.

The campaign, titled “Read”, has already distributed more than 300,000 Qur’an copies.

"We (the conference) agree that Salafist extremism is not acceptable and does not fit in a free society as we have in Germany," said Friedrich.

Germany has between 3.8 and 4.3 million Muslims, making up some 5 percent of the total 82 million population, according to government-commissioned studies.

Hysteria

German Muslims were quick to criticize the remarks as part of anti-Islam hysteria in Germany.

"Volker Kauder is the last crusader for the conservatives,” senior opposition Social Democrat (SPD) lawmaker Thomas Oppermann was quoted as saying by Reuters.

“He is putting a bomb in the Islam conference.

"(He).. is denigrating and marginalizing all Muslims in Germany. That course is utterly wrong," he said.
Kenan Kolat, the head of Turkish Communities in Germany, also warned against anti-Islam hysteria.

"If there is a glorification of violence or an infringement of free, democratic basic values, then there are police measures that can be used," said Kolat.

In 2010, former German president Christian Wulff said Islam is part and parcel of the society alongside the traditional faiths of Christianity and Judaism.

Germans have grown hostile to the Muslim presence recently, with a heated debate on the Muslim immigration into the country.

A recent poll by the Munster University found that Germans view Muslims more negatively than their European neighbors.

Germany’s daily Der Spiegel had warned last August that the country is becoming intolerant towards its Muslim minority.

According to a 2010 nationwide poll by the research institute Infratest-dimap, more than one third of the respondents would prefer "a Germany without Islam."






http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/456696-islam-not-part-of-germany-merkel-ally.html


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  • I don't see how it would even be considered an offensive statement according to Muslims in Germany. They don't recognize nationality, they don't pledge allegiance, and they don't recognize the laws of man above the laws of the quran.

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  • it wont be long till every countrys had enough of their shit,hate,killing,aggression,bullying,backwardness, good for germany, someone has grown a pair and taken a stand against evil!!!!!!!!
    and i dont mean the normal everyday muslim person who mingles nicely with their fellow man, i mean the sharia law shite who beat their kids for being attractive, or wanting to learn.

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  • Islam does not belong anywhere in the world, period.

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  • Can a good Muslim be a westernized?

    Theologically - no... Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia.

    Religiously - no... Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

    Scripturally - no... Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

    Geographically - no... Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

    Soc More..

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    • @ZANGADO one of wives of prophet Muhammed was a jew !
      Yes we only pray for Allah ( as i am a türk we only believed in one god it was even same before islam in türk history )
      Amerika is satan but world says that , not only muslims.
      Israel is banned in Quran cuz sons of Israel tierd to kill your prophet Jesus Christ. Allah damned jews for this reason.
      but your problem depends by culture. I dont like arabs. But i am muslim too. so whats the problem ?

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    • @ridvanco
      whats the problem??...please read zangado"s post again ....slowly...

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    • @ridvanco

      And your Co-ran also says (2:65, 5:60, 7:166) that Allah transformed the Jews into 'apes and pigs' for transgressing the Sabbath.

      You folks believe some dummmmmmmmmb shit.

      Apes and pigs? GTFO!

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  • muslims marginalize themselves by going out of their way to NOT fit in. their presence is not meant to fit in, but to take over. lets face the facts. you moooslims want every land on this planet and have no intention of EVER fitting in. your intentions are to devour the planet like locusts. and if a muslim can tell me otherwise with a straight face, i'd spit in it. cuz i'd be looking at a bold faced LIAR. i'd rather die 20 years before my time, than let the world become (one day after i'm dead) More..

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  • He is right in the sense , political Islam can not coexist within a secular society , at least not for a long while .

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    • @Losers_Finish_Last yes you right then all christian should get the fck out of all islamic countries like Turkiye ! But i see many british families take places from Turkiye. just there are 10.000 german living persons in Antalya and Alanya, even their bills come with their mother tongue ( german )!

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    • @ridvanco
      Did you know that Turkey was once called Phrygia, Galatia and Cappadocia and that the earliest christian churches were in Ephesus, Antioch, Derbe, Tarsus, etc. All places in Turkey and this was long before Mohammed concocted Islam. So if anyone should get out of Turkey, Lebanon and even Syria it should be the Muslims.

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    • @Asterix i know etruscan called Tyurran cuz they were tur-anian people like old turks ! central europe must be turanian !

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    • @ridvanco kanaken raus.

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    • @wurstwurstwurst Deutshland ist dein Land.

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  • islam has overstayed its barbaric, stone-age presence in modern society.

    It doesn't work when people are free to think for themselves.

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  • "The Salafist Muslim Group, "The True Religion", launched a campaign to hand out free translated rolls of toilet paper to Germans"

    They also are excellent to drain your bacon on after cooking!

    Good to see SOMEONE in Europe growing a pair.

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  • The source is a Muslim site, hence expressions like "The event was overshadowed by a debate over a campaign by a Muslim group to distribute free copies of the Noble Qur’an to teach Germans about Islam."

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  • Germans know how to deal with groups out of favor.

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  • A little too late bub! You should've spoke up in the 80s!

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  • uh duh ? what you think muslims drink beer, salute hitler (well maybe haha), wear lodens, are make german sheizer videos ?

    islam is nowhere near german heritage, its like saying german heritage isn't apart of pakistan....well because its NOT apart of it, islam came later after Germany was created

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  • Islam is poison

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    • @badbuzzb

      Then don't read it. I think Christianity is suicide, but people keep knocking on my door every Sunday morning.

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    • @mphatik [Then don't read it.]????
      I said Islam is poison,i said nothing about reading anything.All religion is non enlightening and meaningless.Learn about evolution and set yourself free.Death to Israel.

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  • Go Angela!

    Hell, I'm surprised all the Muslims in Germany haven't simply moved to France, where they're allowed to riot and burn and destroy shit.

    I bet they could make France surrender in about a week if they really tried.

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  • Its 1938 all over again..

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  • It sounds like facts and the truth to me.
    Good for him!

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  • Typical muslims, if they cannot have their way then they threaten violence ala 911. Time people stood up against them. There are already places in the world where they can live under sharia.

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  • Immigration and integration can work if ideologies are similar.

    Our children will one day have to pay for our governments decision to try to play nice and polite with Islam.

    We are loosing jobs every day, factories are shutting down. The immigration policies are completely flawed.

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  • straight said from merkel, just the truth !

    only idiots comply about

    even stupid. sure german tradition has nothing incomming with arabia/persia. omg.
    u can make look everyone like a racist if u put the right words in the right places. pathetic attempt !
    and YES arabs/persians belong here, they are part of every urban image, every city.

    shit like on the picture from UK wouldnt happen here, there is no real hate , only from a few bozkurts / pkk but those are minoritys.

    most have respect an More..

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    • @DEMON_IN_THE_BABYPHONE Germans are right ! i am saying that as i am a turk. Even i dont like german-turks cuz i see them when they come to turkey. They are uncivilized people for me. Dosnt know to speak turkish , dosnt know to speak german ! what they had done during 70 years ?

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    • @ridvanco

      dont talk like you ever been here

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    • @DEMON_IN_THE_BABYPHONE i have been in many place of europe. i know them. you cant compare germans with anatolians. i can understand germans cuz i feel same when kurdish familiy place in my road. different cultures make problem. not religion.

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    • @ridvanco

      no in fact religion is the only problem!

      other cultures are nice

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    • @DEMON_IN_THE_BABYPHONE have u ever had a arab neighbor ? i had ! and they are dirtiest human being on the world ! trust me ! they dont give any raspect to your rights but they want always more and more !

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  • islam has no place on the planet !
    muslims with all their stupid demands about this and that.
    if they want mosques , halal meat and to marry children then just fuck off to Yemen or Syria and leave the civilised world alone.

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  • I'd like to see a poll like that given out in north America. How many people think Islam should leave?

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