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Merkel's Party Calls for Monitoring of Sermons in Mosques

© AP Photo / Caroline PankertConstruction of the Merkez Mosque in Duisburg. (File)
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The leader of the ruling German Christian Democratic Union called for monitoring of sermons in mosques to prevent the Islamization of the secular German state.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Germany's local authorities should monitor the content of sermons in mosques throughout the country, as some of them promote ideas contradicting the secular character of the state, the leader of the ruling German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Volker Kauder, said Friday.

"We need to talk about the fact that in some mosques sermons do not correspond to our understanding of the role of the state… The state must control them [mosques]," leader of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Volker Kauder, told the Berliner Zeitung.

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According to him, Germany is a secular country in which religion is not superior to the state, but vice versa, and it is necessary to prevent it from Islamization undermining its core values.

According to the Pew Research Center 2010 estimation, over 4.1 million of Muslims were living in Germany in 2010, while majority of migrants who have recently arrived to the country also adhere to Islam.

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