German President visits Islamic Theology Center

President Joachim Gauck told Muslims in Germany, “Germany is our common land”.

German President visits Islamic Theology Center

World Bulletin / News Desk

German President Joachim Gauck referring to Muslims living in Germany said that the German land is their common land.

“Over two thousand sanctuaries and mosques have been built in different cities of the country,” he said.

Joachim Gauck said Islamic theology departments in German universities are an important element of the country’s recent history during his visit to Munster University’s Islamic Theology Center.

“The establishment of faculties providing education in Islamic theology is a pragmatic agreement for the future,” stated Gauck.

“Everyday more Muslims become part of the German society and take part in the development of it,” he said.

“We want to educate people who in the future will give religion lessons in schools, mosques and universities,” said the president. Islam is the largest minority religion in Germany.

There are about four million Muslims living in the country, about half of who have dual citizenship.

The large minority of Muslims in Germany are of Turkish origin, followed by smaller groups from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

Last Mod: 29 Kasım 2013, 11:01
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