Germany: Anti-Islam Party Created

January 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Trumpet

Germans are watching a new political party gaining support in parts of the nation for its stance against the building of mosques in German cities, Spiegel Online reported last Thursday.

The nation’s first anti-Islam party’s nucleus is in Cologne, where Muslims are planning to complete a 170-foot-high mosque in 2009. Muslim planners chose the site for the $40 million structure just 2 miles from the Cologne Cathedral, and the project has many Germans upset.

More than 30 percent of the city oppose the project outright, and 27 percent say they would approve of the mosque if it were smaller.