A German far-right group Pro Deutschland staged a protest under the banner ‘Islam does not belong to Germany’ near the mosque marking the end of Ramadan, August 18, 2012. (BARBARA SAX/AFP/GettyImages)
A German far-right group Pro Deutschland staged a protest under the banner ‘Islam does not belong to Germany’ near the mosque marking the end of Ramadan, August 18, 2012.
(BARBARA SAX/AFP/GettyImages)

Islamophobia Rising in Germany

January 13, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Anti-Islamic sentiments grow in Germany as Europe continues to detest Muslims.
 

Anti-Islamic sentiment in Germany is continuing to rise, as negative attitudes toward Muslims and Islam are becoming culturally acceptable.

In an article titled “German Bigotry Shifting From Race to Religion,” Germany’s Local reported that outright racism and xenophobia—which have been taboo in Germany—are giving way to Islamophobia. Alexander Häusler, a neo-Nazi expert from Düsseldorf’s technical university, explained that religious-based racism is more culturally acceptable in Germany, being seen as exercising freedom of opinion. “Criticism of Islam or Muslims appear acceptable, because it is not seen as classically racist,” he told German newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung on January 7.

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