A new Muslim group, the Coordination Council of Muslims in Germany (KRM), has been created. Its aims include being accepted by the government of Germany as a “recognized” religion – that could translate into allowing instruction about the Islamic religion in schools. It might also result in “tithing” of Muslims, since at present, government funds go to recognized Christian and Jewish groups. KRM represents four Islamic organizations, but their combined membership is only one million of the estimated 3.3 million Muslims in Germany.
In the coming months, we shall be reporting on issues confronting Muslims in Germany.