Islamists in Germany.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen will distribute the German Constitution in response to Salafists’ plans to give out free copies of the Koran in the city on Saturday. But Muslim residents say they’re creating a false opposition.
“In a time when the threat from Islamist criminals is greater than ever, we have to combat the Salafists with all democratic means.”, president of the local CDU chapter Franz Joseph Britz told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.
But some Muslim residents of Essen were dismayed by the way the CDU had chosen to counter the Salafists.
“I find this CDU action unfortunate, because they’re saying the Koran is the opposite of the Constitution.
“As a lawyer who’s studied the law and the Constitution as well as the Koran, I say the two don’t contradict one another,” Azzadine Karioh, deputy president of the Commission for Islam and Mosques in Essen, told The Local.
In fact, Karioh said that in his belief the Koran and the Constitution were complementary, and he had no problem having both side-by-side on his shelf.
As for the Salafists, he said that they were “an extremely small minority” in Essen, and that mainstream Muslims were extremely unhappy with them…
Why don’t Muslims do something about these “extremely small” minorities? They seem to be a huge part of the problem.
It’s time to reform your religion. Put up or shut up. We are sick of your tiny minorities and your incessant whining.
The truth is that in the Muslim world there is very little interest in reform.