PRESS RELEASES

Islamic Community condemns ECJ opinion on the headscarf

01. March 2021
“We are confronted with another attempt to render Muslim life in Europa impossible”, said Bekir Altaş, secretary general of the IGMG. Behind it is an opinion presented by Athanasios Rantos, Advocate General of the ECJ, on two employment-related cases from Germany. According to the Advocate General, an employer could permit the wearing of smaller religious symbols and forbid larger ones like the headscarf.

Islamic Community welcomes judgement on Islamic religious education in Hesse

25. January 2021
Bekir Altaş, secretary general of the Islamic Association of Millî Görüs had words of praise for the judges of the Federal Constitutional Court: “The trust of Muslims in the constitutional state had time and again been put to the test by judges whose sentences were heavily influenced by political discourse. Good to know there are still instances that act in compliance with the law.