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A far-right demonstration in Rosenheim. Photo: DPA
A new study by the University of Leipzig sheds a worrying light on the depth of racist and authoritarian beliefs in German society.
A woman swimming in a burqini in Berlin. Photo: DPA.
A town in Bavaria has said ‘nein’ to the burqini for Muslim women.
Police patrol the streets of Düsseldorf after the arrests of men allegedly plotting to attack the city. Photo: DPA.
The Syrian men arrested last week for allegedly plotting to attack Düsseldorf for Isis may be linked to a sleeper cell of 20 terrorists.
Police patrol the streets in Düsseldorf. Photo: DPA
The Isis plot to attacks the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia was bigger than previously assumed, with ten terrorists supposed to murder people with bombs and guns, local media report.
The Burgplatz in Düsseldorf's historic centre, which was reportedly the target of the attack. Photo: Andrew Bone on Flickr
Three men were arrested in Germany on Thursday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on the city of Düsseldorf under orders from Isis.
Two of the suspects in the bombing of a Sikh temple in Essen. Photo: DPA
There was no way of predicting a bomb attack on a Sikh temple despite two suspects being known to police, North Rhine-Westphalia authorities said on Wednesday.
Mesut Özil. Photo: DPA
When national football star Mesut Özil posted a picture of himself in Mecca on Facebook it received 21,000 ‘likes’. But Germany’s far right party see it is an act of provocation.
AfD leader Frauke Petry (l) and Central Council of Muslims president Aiman Mazyek (r). Photos: DPA
A meeting between far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Muslim leaders ended bitterly on Monday after just an hour of talks.
Berlin's Tegel airport seen from the air. Photo: DPA
A worker was allowed access to secure areas of both of Berlin's airports for up to 10 months after authorities found out he had links to fundamentalist Islam, media reported on Wednesday.
The populist Alternative for Germany want to stop a mosque being built in Erfurt, capital of Thuringia. It would be only the third in the former east, outside Berlin.
The number of Germans who say that Islam is not a part of Germany has risen sharply over the previous two years, a new poll shows.
Muhterem Aras standing in front of the coat of arms of Baden-Württemberg. Photo: DPA
A Muslim woman will sit in the speaker's chair at sessions of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from now on in a first for any German state.
A person looking at an image of fighters on a laptop screen. Photo: DPA.
Spies should have the right to keep communications data relating to minors aged under 16, a senior member of Germany's domestic intelligence service has said.
84 percent of non-Muslims have never seen the inside of a mosque. Photo: DPA
Almost two-thirds of non-Muslim Germans don't know any Muslims personally, a new survey has showed, casting light on increasing unease over the religion's place in society.
Sven Lau. Photo: DPA
The 'Sharia police', a group that patrolled a western German town chastising people for not adhering to Islamic law, are to go on trial.
A German jihadist suspect went on trial Tuesday for war crimes in Syria after allegedly posing for photographs holding the severed heads of two victims of the conflict.
Lutz Bachmann. Photo: DPA
Lutz Bachmann, the head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, was found guilty by a Dresden court on Tuesday of inciting hatred.
File photo: DPA
Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned senior members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party not to attack Germany's rising populist party too aggressively, Bild reported on Tuesday.
Co-leader Jörg Meuthen said the AfD stood for a "modern conservatism" and a "healthy patriotism". Photo: DPA
Germany's right-wing populist AfD Sunday adopted an anti-Islam policy in a manifesto that also demands curbs to immigration, as a poll showed it is now the country's third strongest party.
Authorities should be keeping an eye on the content of sermons in Germany's mosques, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has said.
An election poster in Hesse reads "realists vote AfD" in March. Photo: DPA
The Central Council of Muslims responded in unequivocal terms to a hard anti-Islam stance announced by the populist Alternative for Germany party over the weekend.
Girls waving German flags in Hanau, Hesse, at the opening of a mosque there. Photo: DPA.
A leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's sister party is pushing for a so-called "Islam law" that would impose harsh consequences for Muslims who fail to integrate.
A soldier on guard outside a German army base in 2010. File photo: DPA
At least 29 German soldiers have travelled to Syria or Iraq in recent years, an internal military report has found, with some believed to have joined terror group Isis.
A mosque in Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg. Photo: DPA.
A draft manifesto by a Bavarian branch of the hard-right AfD party calls for all mosques to be shuttered.
A woman lights a candle outside the Maelbeek metro station in central Brussels where a bomb detonated on Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA
A German woman has been missing for two days after the Brussels attacks, while her husband lies seriously wounded in a coma, media reported on Thursday morning.
A French police image used in the hunt for Abdeslam. Photo: DPA
Saleh Abdeslam, the man arrested in Belgium on Friday in connection with the Paris attacks, also had Germany in his sights, Berlin's Tagesspiegel newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Frankfurt Airport. Photo: DPA
A 22-year-old from western Germany has been arrested at Frankfurt Airport over allegations he joined Isis and appeared in propaganda videos for the group.
A scene from the Munich court room. Photo: DPA
A small trial in a Munich court took on national significance when a Muslim woman appeared before the judge with her face covered by a niqab - raising questions about religious dress in a courtroom.
Three leading German universities have closed down pray rooms used by Muslims, sparking accusations they are singling Muslims out for unfair treatment.
Leaked documents containing names, birth dates and phone numbers of Isis members are very likely to be genuine, German federal police said on Thursday.