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Politician demands more police in Muslim areas

The Local · 17 Nov 2010, 11:04

Published: 17 Nov 2010 08:54 GMT+01:00
Updated: 17 Nov 2010 11:04 GMT+01:00

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“A mobile and computer ban for Islamist agitators would hinder their communication,” Schünemann told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

Speaking ahead of a meeting of German state interior ministers in Hamburg this week, Schünemann also said known Islamists should be forbidden from visiting radical Mosques and problem areas.

He said state police should be given the authority to monitor the e-mails and telephone calls of such suspects before they had committed a crime.

Schünemann is likely to find more support for his other initiative for the interior minister conference – ending the deportation of well-integrated young refugees and immigrants.

“With a unanimous resolution, preliminary protection against deportation could be achieved,” he told the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung.

His counterpart for the city-state of Bremen, Ulrich Mäurer, a centre-left Social Democrat, also supported such a move.

Meanwhile federal Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of the Free Democrats said clear rules on residency for underage immigrants was overdue.

At the conference on Thursday, the states of Lower Saxony and Hamburg hope to convince other states that well-integrated refugees and immigrants who came to Germany as children deserve residency status.

Currently these children and teens are dependent on their parents’ visas, regardless of how well they’ve settled in to German society.

Lower Saxony's Schünemann vowed to change this.

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“We’re giving the girls and boys affected by this a new chance to stay long-term in Germany if they have honestly tried to gain a foothold in German society,” he said, adding that until their children are grown, their parents must be allowed to remain too.

According to Schünemann’s plan, a preliminary agreement would protect the young people concerned until federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière could push a new law through parliament.


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Your comments about this article

10:51 November 17, 2010 by Joshontour
The Troll from Yourrectum... The Local almost always uses file photos.
12:26 November 17, 2010 by adipk
What about far right extremist. I mean do they have any plan for neo nazi groups and there gathering places. about there means of attracting young people.?
17:34 November 17, 2010 by curtd59
Not a bad idea.

Block islamic language character sets and web traffic.

Block calls to islamic countries from cell lines.

Block internet access to islamic countries.

Close all muslim places of worship, demolish them, and sell the property.

Eliminate welfare and social services (other than emergency care) for muslims.
18:30 November 17, 2010 by KamiZ
I don't get it. Shouldn't Islamists be arrested for inciting hatred against the people or something? Taking away their laptops and cell phones looks like a very childish punishment to me? Will the government also send them to their room and ground them?
20:15 November 17, 2010 by Jen06
"...known Islamists should be forbidden from visiting radical Mosques and problem areas. "

Um, wouldn't it be easier to close these radical mosques so there IS no place to visit? How about deporting these radicals if they do not wish to integrate into German society? Send them to a place that is more attuned to their way of thinking. Germany escaped from the 7th century a few hundred years ago and should not get dragged back.
03:11 November 18, 2010 by SockRayBlue
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08:18 November 18, 2010 by Ectherion
Normally "The Local" pictures sucks, but this one nail it. Go Local...
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