PRESS RELEASES

Calling for participation in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) elections

13. May 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement regarding the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on Sunday, May 15, 2022. “One of the reasons that make NRW elections particularly important is keeping right-wing extremists out of parliament. Therefore, all democratic votes are valuable and belong in the ballot box.„ explained Bekir Altaş, and continued his words as follows:

A Government commissioner against anti-Islamic racism is necessary

09. May 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement in the wake of the DeZIM study, “Rassistische Realitäten” (Racist Realities), which was presented in Berlin on Thursday. According to the study, there is an awareness of racism in the population, but it does not lead to an awareness of the problem, especially when it comes to racism against Muslims. "Germany needs a government commissioner for anti-Islamic racism. According to the latest findings, massive educational work is needed on this point." said Altaş, and continued his statement as follows:

There should be equal treatment of refugees

29. April 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement regarding the increasing complaints from people who are active in helping refugees. "The unequal treatment of refugees is causing increasing resentment among those who are negatively affected and those involved in helping refugees. Integration facilitations that apply to people from Ukraine must be open to all those seeking protection," said Altaş and continued his statement as follows:

IGMG Secretary General Altaş visited refugee camps in Lebanon

02. April 2022
"With all the concern for the refugees from Ukraine, we must not forget the people in Lebanese refugee camps." warned Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), during his visit to the refugee camps in Lebanon, as part of a humanitarian aid delivery by the IGMG together with Hasene.

The month of compassion and sharing: Ramadan

01. April 2022
Kemal Ergün, Chairman of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), issued a congratulatory message on the occasion of the beginning of the month of Ramadan. “The month of Ramadan is a rare time when our feelings of compassion, sharing, empathy and helpfulness reach their peak. It is our greatest wish that these feelings spread to all humanity.” said Ergün, and continued his words as follows:

International Day Against Racism – Putting Refugee Policy to the Test

23. March 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. "The unequal treatment of people on the basis of their origin and appearance is increasing. While some people are granted help and protection without reservation, others are rejected or deported to supposedly safe countries where war still continues," said Altaş.