Sunday, April 02, 2017

German minister proposes registry of mosques, monitoring of Islamic sermons

These are good common sense suggestions, warranted by the increase in jihad attacks in Europe. In fact, it’s astonishing that neither the German authorities nor any other Western authorities are paying any attention to what is taught in the mosques. They are all pretending that Islamic teaching is not what it really is, or that Muslims in the West aren’t teaching the aspects of Islam that conflict with Western principles of human rights. That assumption is, at best, unproven. But as commonsensical as they are, these suggestions will be greeted with a chorus of accusations of “Islamophobia.”
“German Minister Proposes ‘Islam Law’ To Regulate Muslim Communities,” by Jacob Bojesson, Daily Caller, March 31, 2017 (thanks to Lookmann):
Jens Spahn, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, wants an “Islam law” in Germany to regulate Muslim communities.
German authorities have warned about the rapid growth of the Islamist scene in recent years. Spahn, who serves as Germany’s deputy finance minister, said authorities “need to know what happens in mosques” and keep better records on the type of activities that take place behind closed doors.
The “Islam laws” would include German tests for imams and a registry of all mosques since authorities “did not know how many mosques there are in Germany, where they are or who finances them.”
“Do we really know if their sermons are being made in accordance with our laws? And it’s about more than that,” Spahn told Deutsche Welle (DW) Thursday. “Is it enough, just to ask that they don’t break the law? Should they not encourage cooperation and integration?”‘
More transparency and sermons in German would also help diminish “prejudice” against the Muslim community, according to Spahn.
“They speak only for a minority of Muslims. They are the wrong partners,” Spahn told DW.
The Salafist movement in Germany nearly doubled from 3,800 members in 2011 to 7,500 in 2015, according to government estimates. A report from January reveals the number is now above 9,700….

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