PRESS RELEASES

Politics is the primary reason for low voter turnout of Muslims

27. August 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the occasion of survey results which was conducted by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research on behalf of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. According to the survey, German citizens of Muslim faith rate democracy and the political system in Germany more positively than the average citizen. Nevertheless, they participate less often in elections. "The Muslim population in Germany does not feel represented by politics. This is the main cause of their low voter turnout. Politicians have a duty to act on that." explained Bekir Altaş, and continued his statement as follows:

People in Afghanistan need immediate help

20. August 2021
"The German government has a duty to alleviate the suffering in Afghanistan, which it has played a major role in causing, at least to some extent by providing rapid and unbureaucratic aid. Afterwards, this disaster must be dealt with," explained Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), on the occasion of the dramatic situation in Afghanistan. Bekir Altaş continued his statement as follows:

European Court of Justice has remained committed to its religion-unfriendly stance

20. July 2021
"The European Court of Justice has left Muslim women in a dilemma to choose between their religion and work. This cannot be convincing in a liberal democratic order," explained Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG). The reason for this is a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), according to which employers may ban headscarves. Bekir Altaş continued:

“Eid al-Adha means solidarity”

17. July 2021
President of Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG) Kemal Ergün released a congratulatory message on Eid al-Adha. “Qurban brings people closer to each other as well as to Allah. It imparts us the spirit of solidarity that we today need more than ever.” said Ergün in his message, and continued as follows:

July 1st: Combatting Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism Day

01. July 2021
Secretary General of Islamic Community Millî Görüş Bekir Altaş released a statement on the occasion of Combatting Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism Day. “July 1st is a turning point in the collective memory of Muslims. This date is also a warning to all of us.” said Altaş and continued his statement as follows:

A Clear Message to the Far-Right is Needed in the State of Saxony-Anhalt

09. June 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the elections in the State of Saxony-Anhalt. “In the State of Saxony-Anhalt, one out of five people have voted for the far-right. The good news is that it is possible to form a government without the AfD and any other way should not be resorted to.” said Altaş and continued his statement as follows: