PRESS RELEASES

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:

Let’s not slacken the fight against the pandemic

06. May 2021
Kemal Ergün, Chairman of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), urged people not to slacken the fight against the pandemic. “Muslims have shown their support for the fight against the pandemic by strictly observing the hygiene measures in mosques. To make these efforts more valuable, we need to strengthen our immune systems against the virus.“ said Ergün, and continued his statement as folows:

Majority of Muslims in Europe feel well-represented by religious communities

03. May 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the occasion of a research conducted on behalf of German Islam Conference (DIK), titled “Muslim Life in Germany 2020” (Muslimisches Leben in Deutschland 2020). In his statement Altaş said that “Islamic communities that are under the umbrella of Coordination Council of Muslims in Germany (KRM) represent the concerns and interests of the Muslim population in Germany. The central finding of the research titled ‘Muslim Life in Germany 2020’ is this. Both the Federal government and the state governments should reconsider their existing policies that disregard the Muslims in Germany.”