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Abdul-Wached Niyazov was delighted when 300 people romped in front of the mosque of a Berlin community center in early April, causing a scandal: "Alhamdulillah, very good news," the Russian president of the Islamic European Muslim Forum (EMF) wrote on Instagram. He shared a video of the campaign with his 175,000 subscribers: crowds of people…

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The violent clashes in Syria have not yet ended and five major and regional powers (Iran, Israel, Russia, Turkey and the United States) are still militarily present in the country. And yet: the civil war has long been decided in favor of the regime. Actors with different and sometimes conflicting interests – especially the Syrian…

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The German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has banned Hizbullah from operating. The Shiite Islamist movement must now cease its activities in Germany. In the early morning, police searched four mosques and associations that were considered part of the movement: the Al-Irschad mosque in Berlin, the Al-Mustafa community in Bremen, the Imam Mahdi center in Muenster…

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„Das Projekt soll auf keinen Fall antimuslimisch sein“, sind sich der ÖVP-Europaabgeordnete Lukas Mandl und seine bayerische Kollegin Monika Hohlmeier (CSU) einig. Gemeinsam mit der deutschen CDU-Mandatarin Lena Düpont haben sie eine partei- und länderübergreifende Initiative für die Errichtung eines „EU-Forschungszentrums für Islam und Demokratie“ (ERCID) gestartet. Ein entsprechender Projektvorschlag ging dieser Tage an die…

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The world’s first trial of state torture in Syria began in the city of Koblenz, Germany, presenting the indictment by the prosecutor in Koblenz. Two alleged ex-intelligence officials of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are accused of torture. Human rights organizations recognized the start of the trial as a milestone in dealing with serious human…

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The Federal Attorney General arrested four terrorist suspects from Tajikistan in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia April 15. The four men had entered Germany as refugees and are said to have founded a terrorist organization together with a suspect already in custody on behalf of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) to carry out…

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When the secret police cars rushed up, the demonstrators in Damascus city center had just started their journey. Several men jumped out and dragged Ahmad onto a bus. He had filmed the members of a women’s organization who protested against President Bashar al Assad, and his wife also participated in the demonstration. Ahmad was brought…

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According to Western NGOs, maybe thousands of infections and deaths in refugee camps have to be prevented, together with avoiding the risk for the health of the Europeans. If the virus will be spreading in the overcrowded refugee camps on the Greek islands, with totally catastrophic hygienic realities, a mass contagion and also panic could…

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