In a so-called attempt to combat radical Islamists, the French state is attempting to create a new type of “French Islam.”
Thilo Sarrazin’s new publication will contribute to the structuralization of Islamophobia in Germany and add to the country’s already existing problems.
The NSU trial in Germany has finally been concluded. However, there are many questions that remain unanswered.
The so-called ‘fight against radicalization’ seen in Austria and across Europe in general, only encourages discrimination and alienates Muslims from society through a far more destructive form of radicalism.
Just as France did not act with religious motifs while colonizing Africa, it also did not employ such motifs in recent history, for instance while overtly supporting the Rwandan genocide during the 1990s. But still, French people are very fond of making references through religion. If this is the case, then they can get to the roots of this problem by looking at their “religion of Enlightenment.”
It has become apparent that increasingly Muslims living in Germany have only become able to practice their faith with a pre-condition set by the government.
What does Germany stand for? Freedom and liberalism or populism? Is this the Germany, which is being dreamt of and which is being constructed for the future? Are universal values being sacrificed for short-term political scores and gains?
In Sener Akturk’s ‘Political Engineering and the Exclusion of Religious Conservative Muslims in Europe,’ it is clear that the representation of Muslims in parliaments across Europe does not amount to a substantive representation.
Figures reiterate the fact that there has been a sincere increase in Islamophobic attacks across Europe.
“Do people in Germany need to define themselves through their religion?”