PRESS RELEASES

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.”

Federal Government is planning to sneakily enact a comprehensive headscarf ban

21. April 2021
Aynur Handan Yazıcı, the Head of Women’s Organization of Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the bill Federal Government prepared for regulating the appearance of civil servants. “A bill that is both misogynous and Islamophobic at the same time is being discussed by the committees right now. Led by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, they are preparing a headscarf ban that will affect all civil servants.” said Yazıcı, and continued her statement as follows:

We would like to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, even if only a little, with our actions during Ramadan

13. April 2021
Osman Yusuf, the head of Corporate Communications of Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the occasion of the start of the month of Ramadan. “We welcome the month of Ramadan again under pandemic conditions. We would like to mitigate these conditions, even if only a little, with the aid actions and contests we will undertake.” he said in his statement.

Message on Ramadan: “We are joyful to have reached yet another Ramadan even if under pandemic conditions.”

12. April 2021
Kemal Ergün, Chairman of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “We welcome Ramadan again with bittersweet joy due to the pandemic as we did last year. We hope to appreciate Ramadan, the month of forgiveness, in the best way possible regardless of the circumstances and wish to welcome Eid al Fitr immaculately.” said Ergün and continued his statement as follows:

More solidarity is needed for the Rohingya

29. March 2021
Kemal Ergün, the President of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement about the living conditions of the Rohingya people worsening day by day. Saying that “Even if it is only one person whose rights and dignity are trampled down on earth, it is a transgression,” Ergün continued his statement as follows:

Diversity must be a standart part of schoolbooks

24. March 2021
Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş Bekir Altaş made a statement in connection with the scientific study “Immigration and Integration Curricula Reseach” carried out by MIDEM. According to the research findings, the subject of immigration and integration as it is covered in the school curricula in Germany does not correspond to real life. Moreover, the immigrants and Muslims are represented as problematic types in these curricula, reinforcing racist stereotypes. Saying that “the school books cover the subject of cultural and religious diversity in a problematic way and this has to change.” Altaş resumed his statement as follows: