Muslims indignant about debate on banning Mosques
Mazyek wants respect for constitutional principles
The Central Council for Muslims in Germany has reacted with dismay to the demands made by the AfD to ban the building and running of mosques in Germany. Their chairman Aiman Mazyek warned against prejudice and hate against Muslims.
Muslims dismayed by AfD debate on banning mosques in Germany. (© 2016 AFP)
The Central Council for Muslims in Germany has reacted with dismay to the demands made by the AfD to ban the building and running of mosques in Germany. The chairman of the central council, Aiman Mazyek told the editing network Germany (Thursday edition): "We are frightened but not surprised to have determined that anti-Muslim sentiment can turn in to hate and prejudice against all Muslims and does not stop from going against constitutional principles."
Mazyek lamented that under the impression of the most recent terrorist attacks "anti-Muslim sentiment is being fueled into acceptable racism" and has become much stronger.
The AfD district association Lower Bavaria made a suggestion to the party programme of the AfD that had the demand to ban the "running and building" of Mosques in Germany.
The demands made by the district association went further than what the official AfD programme comission has proposed. Their advice requests that "unconstitutional associations" should be banned from running and building "unconstitutional mosques". The AfD will want to officially introduce their party programme at their party day at the end of April.
© 2016 AFP