Indoctrination fears as Syrians who have moved to Germany complain that they are being ordered to grow beards in mosques that are more conservative than their homeland

Syrians in Germany have spoken out about the country’s Arab mosques, which they say are more conservative than those at home.

Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe.

But when he saw men with bushy long beards at a mosque near his current home in Cologne last November, he was worried.