13 April 2016

'German should be language of mosques': conservatives

A leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's sister party is pushing for a so-called "Islam law" that would make German the official language of mosques and impose harsh consequences for Muslims who don't integrate.

Christian Social Union Secretary General Andreas Scheuer told newspaper Die Welt on Wednesday that he wanted to enact an "Islam law" that would stop the financing of mosques from abroad and better integrate Muslims.

"We must more vigorously and critically come to terms with political Islam, because it prevents people here from being integrated. Therefore we need an Islam law," the conservative Bavarian politician said.

He especially called for an end to the "financial support of mosques and kindergartens" from places like Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Scheuer went on to explain how imams should be educated in Germany and "share our fundamental values". [The Local] Read more