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Police entering one of the residences. Photo: DPA
A mosque and eight residences were searched.
Würzburg axe attack
Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday.
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It's not the first time that refusal to shake hands - a central part of German culture - has stirred up controversy over Islam and integration.
A Memorial at the Place de la Republique in Paris. Photo: DPA
German prosecutors said Thursday they had arrested an alleged Isis militant who had had contact with the ringleader of the November Paris terror attacks.
A man is under investigation for assault after he allegedly beat a Muslim woman over the weekend in the northern city of Kiel.
Aqilah Sandhu in court on Thursday. Photo: DPA
A 25-year-old lawyer has taken on the state of Bavaria over its attempts to stop her from wearing a headscarf - and scored a major victory.
A violent demo in Frankfurt in 2015. Photo: DPA
Political extremism rose sharply in Germany last year - among far-right but also far-left and Islamist radical groups - the domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday.
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.