Conflicts: Faeser wants clear positioning of Islamic associations

Faeser wants a clear positioning of Islamic associations

Wants to make rising anti-Semitism the topic of the German Islam Conference: Nancy Faeser. photo

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The Federal Interior Minister appeals to Muslim associations to take a clearer stance against hatred of Jews. They should take an active role in preventing anti-Semitic attitudes.

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser calls on Muslim associations before the German Islam Conference to take a stronger stance against anti-Semitism.

“It is also the responsibility of the large Islamic associations in Germany to speak out loudly and clearly against hatred of Jews and hostility to Israel – in Friday prayers, in the communities or on their own social media channels. The large Islamic associations must help ensure that anti-Semitic sentiments will no longer spread,” the SPD politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group. Here we would like to see more clarity and clarity from some associations. “Right now we have to make rising anti-Semitism the topic of the German Islam Conference.”

“We are taking tough action against Islamists, not against Islam”

Faeser also made it clear that under no circumstances should Muslims in Germany be held liable for “Islamist terror.” “We are taking tough action against Islamists, not against Islam. This differentiation is of the utmost importance.” Any generalization is wrong and leads to division and exclusion. “Such a false general suspicion leads to new anti-Muslim sentiment, which is also a big problem in our country and which we are addressing just as clearly at the German Islam Conference,” announced the minister.

After the terrorist attacks by the Islamist Hamas in Israel on October 7th and anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, this year’s Islam Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday is entitled “Social peace and democratic cohesion: Combating anti-Semitism and Muslim hostility in times of social division”. According to the program, in addition to Faeser, former Federal President Christian Wulff, Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens) and the federal anti-racism commissioner, Reem Alabali-Radovan (SPD), are also expected.


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