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Germany calls for Turkey to explain over closure of school

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SHAFAQNA - Branch of German embassy school in the western city of Izmir was closed by regional office of Turkish education ministry, without any explain. Germany's embassy in Ankara on Saturday demands Turkish government to explain the reason…

German Muslims Accuse Bavaria of Double Standards

SHAFAQNA- There is no ban on Muslim women wearing a headscarf in Germany, though some states have restrictions on headscarves and other Muslim religious clothing in courtrooms and schools. Markus Soeder, Bavaria’s premier of the arch-conservative…

German Far-right Politician Reveals Why He Converted to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- A member of the far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) who converted to Islam recently revealed that he made the decision due to the Protestant acceptance of gay marriage which he saw as a sign of decline. “One…

Arthur Wagner, German far-right politician becomes Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- A politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, has resigned from its board and converted to Islam, the party said on Wednesday. But while Arthur Wagner quit his AfD leadership…

German police arrest 19yo Syrian suspected of plotting high-profile attack

SHAFAQNA - German counterterrorism police have arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspect who nurtured “concrete plans” to carry out an attack by detonating an explosive device with the aim of killing as many people as possible, the federal…

A Muslim Nurse Had the Answer (Story)

SHFQNA- I was on a visit to one of the Islamic centers in Germany when I noticed a woman dressed in full Islamic hijab. I had never seen such proper hijab in the West. Glad because of what I had seen, I thanked Almighty Allah. Later, a friend…

Islamophobic Attack on German Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Unknown attackers spewed a pig's head on a fence in front of Aksemseddin Mosque on December 4. A man discovered the impaled pig's head in the morning, as he was bringing his son to a Quran course at the mosque. The mosque filed a…

Burhan Kesici, Germany's Muslim leaders condemn AfD's anti-Islam proposal

SHAFAQNA- Heads of leading German Islamic groups have criticized the AfD's proposed ban on minarets and burqas. Germany's Islamic Council has even compared the far-right party with the NSDAP. "I think the AfD is playing with people's…