'Islam shouldn't culturally shape Germany' Alexander Dobrindt claims

April, 2018

A leading German politician has dug his heels in to the debate over Islam in Germany. In an interview, Alexander Dobrindt said he wasn't discriminating against Muslims, but that Islam "has no cultural roots in Germany."

Alexander Dobrindt, the leader of the Christian Social Union's (CSU) parliamentary party, defended against criticism that his conservative Bavarian party was seeking to marginalize Muslims while doubling down on the stance that "Islam is not part of Germany."

The comments by a high-ranking politician from the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) threaten to reignite a debate that the German government has been hoping to let peter out for weeks.

Source: DW