Germany: 'Islam-conference' fails again

Friedrich: Muslims must help catch extremists

Great idea! But somehow, its just not in the Mohammedan DNA to rat on fellow travelers who take their jihad seriously, as we can see here:

In fact, they seem to have the same problems in the US of A:

“I would think Muslim Americans would feel a special obligation to help in such investigations…”

One would think!

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No Muslim must side with the kafirs to rat on fellow jihadists:

Clueless kafirs! No Muslim must ever rat on a fellow Muslim! Haven’t these stoopid infidels learned anything at all in all these years?

For decades now, the German government forces  the so-called ‘Islam-conference’ on recalcitrant Muslim ‘leaders’,  who appear, make their demands and leave without ever making any concessions to the incredulous infidels. The remaining few who muster enough courage to speak out against the criminal aggression of the Mohammedans are shouted down by  the supporting dhimmies and fellow travelers, and usually the soldiers of Allah go home with more jiziya and concessions for their grievances. A pathetic, degenerated circus of vanities without principles or morality.

Respeck it, kafirs!

Hans-Peter Friedrich demands German Muslims renounce Islamists and spy on each other

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Tuesday Muslims should help root out Islamists in their community, announcing a new initiative targeting extremists like the one responsible for a recent deadly attack on US soldiers in Frankfurt.

The conservative minister, presenting his plans to Muslim groups at the government’s so-called Islam Conference in Berlin, said he planned to promote closer cooperation between security officials and the Muslim community.

After the recent murder of two US airmen at the Frankfurt Airport by an allegedly freshly radicalized Islamist, Friedrich said more should be done to understand the hidden world of jihadists. On Tuesday he said the government and Muslims should work together to fight violent extremism.

But Muslim leaders and members of the socialist Left party accused Friedrich of misusing the Islam Conference, which was initiated in 2006 as an attempt to open a healthier dialogue with some four million Muslims living in Germany to improve their integration into society.

Sevim Dagdelen, immigration policy spokesperson for The Left, said it was discriminatory to “make a security conference out of an Islam conference.” Such an approach is more likely to breed exclusion than integration, she added.

Leader of the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD), Aiman Mazyek, called the gathering a “security and debate conference in disguise,” according to dailyRheinische Post. His organization walked away from the conference some months ago, and so far there has been no “substantial results that would advance the equality of Muslims here,” he said.

Leading the conference for the first time, the new interior minister struck a somewhat conciliatory after reigniting a bitter debate over Islam right after taking office early this month. At the time he said the religion did not “belong” in the country, which prompted calls for him to give up responsibility for the government’s dialogue with Germany’s Muslim community.

But on Tuesday he acknowledged that Islam does indeed belong in Germany, evem though he told public broadcaster ARD that he continued to think that “the spiritual, religious and cultural identity of our country is defined by Western Christianity.”

General Secretary for the DITIB Turkish association, Ihsan Ãœnlü, told news agency DAPD that Friedrich’s remarks were unfortunate and “not very beneficial to the conference.”

Meanwhile Ehrhart Körting, interior minister for the city-state of Berlin, also criticized Friedrich, saying he “hadn’t exactly acted felicitously,” and had counteracted the goal of the conference.

But deputy head of Germany’s AABF association for Turks from the Alevi community, Ali Ertan Toprak, called for critics to calm down and not “overvalue” the new minister’s comments before giving both him and the conference a chance.

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  1. German government pushes security issues at Islam Conference

    From the Islam friendly Deutsche Welle

    Muslim leaders have met with representatives from the German government at the third Islam Conference in Berlin. New Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is seeking to repair relations with the Muslim community.
    The German government has said it is looking for a “security partnership” with the Muslim population, as talks resumed at the third Islam Conference.

    Newly appointed Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the gathering of Muslim leaders in Berlin that he wanted to “work together on preventing radicalization and extremism.”

    The minister was under pressure to repair ties with Germany’s Muslim population, following comments made on his first day in office. He said in early March that, historically, Islam was not a part of German society.

    Before the meeting on Tuesday morning, Friedrich defended his earlier statements telling public broadcaster ARD: “The character of our country, our culture through the centuries, our value system is Christian and occidental.”

    But he said Muslims were “obviously” a part of society today and appealed for them to fully integrate into German life.

    Embittered reaction

    However this did not go far enough to satisfy all the Muslim participants at the meeting.

    “If you argue Muslims belong to Germany but not their religion, you throw the door wide open for Islamophobia,” said Bekir Alboga from the DITIB federation of mosques.

    The integration spokesperson for the opposition Social Democrats, Aydan Özoguz, somewhat controversially suggested Muslims should boycott the Islam Conference over Friedrich’s comments, which she said served only to raise his political profile as a hardliner.

    Friedrich’s comments had divided Muslim communities in Germany rather than won them over, Özoguz told the Wednesday edition of the Hamburger Abendblatt daily.

    Islamic scholar Armina Omerika said Friedrich’s security partnership idea promotes “the dubious culture of informing on other Muslims.”

    She added that the Islam Conference should not be “another instrument of security policy.”

    Education focus

    Muslim groups had tried to focus this year’s conference on poverty and low education among Muslims and on easing friction between Muslims and the German school system.

    Common ground has been found in that both sides welcome state-salaried religion teachers being trained at German universities to teach in public schools. The state of North-Rhine Westphalia has committed to introducing lessons on Islam in the school year 2012/13 and six other states are following suit.

    However some Muslim groups remain skeptical about the benefits of the conference.

    One Muslim group, the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD), pulled out of the talks about a year ago after denouncing them as a talking shop.

    “The Islam conference shouldn’t be a security conference in disguise,” said ZMD head, Aiman Mazyek.

    “I don’t know if this conference will happen again. There’s no substance there. The socially relevant themes are missing,” Mazyek added.

    The Islam Conference was launched in 2006 on the initiative of then interior minister, Wolfgang Schäuble. Its stated aim is to support the integration of Germany’s four million Muslims.

    Author: Catherine Bolsover, Darren Mara (dpa/KNA)
    Editor: Susan Houlton

    German Minister Slammed Over Proposed ‘Security Partnership’ With Muslims
    The conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

    “Each federal interior minister has his own unique signature. Wolfgang Schäuble founded the Islam Conference in order to give due diligence to the most controversial part of the chancellor’s integration policy. Thomas de Maizière … formulated what the expectations were of the Muslim associations, and accepted their suggestions, offers and demands, though they were less nobly pursued.”

    “His successor, Friedrich, who will likely also head up future meetings, considers it time not to talk about the integration of Islam and Muslims into everyday life in Germany, but rather to turn German Muslims into responsible citizens. His plan to have a security partnership should, however, be handled separately from former conference topics, so as not to have a negative impact on them.”

    “The dialogue is difficult enough… In the end, Friedrich must achieve the feat of being fair to Muslims as a community and as individuals. The only question is, how does one do that successfully?”,1518,754073,00.html

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