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Koran distributors may face more scrutiny

The Local · 15 Apr 2012, 10:39

Published: 15 Apr 2012 10:39 GMT+02:00

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The group should be watched "minute by minute," Hans-Peter Uhl, domestic politicy spokesman for the Christian Social Union (CSU) told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.

“The situation has intensified and the assessment of these people has been confirmed, based on their behaviour,” he added.

On Saturday, followers of the Salafi branch of Islam handed out free copies of the Koran in many cities throughout the country. German security experts said Salafists advocate a radical, puritanical form of Islam that promotes extremism.

Uhl noted a hate video was released last week directed against two journalists who were critical of the Koran distribution.

Internet propaganda has to be “especially watched,” Uhl said. He noted while the distribution of the Koran is not a criminal act, it supports the “dangerous recruitment of Salafists” in the internet, and their goals are against Germany’s constitution.

Saturday’s action followed a call last fall from Abu Nagie, an Islamic leader, to distribute the books. Nagie is a “truly dangerous Islamist” a spokesperson for the German domestic intelligence agency told the newspaper.

"The distribution serves the goal of religious-motivated extremism," the spokesperson said.

Federal security forces have been keeping an eye on Nagie for years and state security officials will be watching what he does, the paper wrote.

Meanwhile the printer Ebner and Spiegel, which has the contract to print the Korans, said it is re-assessing whether to complete the agreement.

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“If we can get out of it then we want out,” a spokesman for the company told the newspaper. He said he was expecting a decision on Monday.

Since last fall the company has printed 300,000 Korans for the Cologne-based Salafist group “The True Religion.” Nagie announced that he wants to eventually distribute 25 million copies of the Koran in Germany.

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11:20 April 15, 2012 by VictimEuropa
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12:08 April 15, 2012 by Sayer
I can't imagine we'd have this bru-ha-ha if they were handing out copies of other religious texts, would we? A society that burns books will soon turn to burning people. And yes, VictimEuropa, you are correct. The foisting of multiculturism on any society IS lunatic. So who is behind that? Could it possibly be the same folks who insist on racial purity in their own society, back to 1,000 generations. Dig a little....you'll be very surprised at what crawls out from under those rocks you overturn!
12:14 April 15, 2012 by joysonabraham
why the distribution of book is being taken out of context and considered as permitted under law. Will you allow a convicted pedophile to sell Tom&Jerry to children coming out of a school. No right?

So this should also be prevented if being done by convicted fanatics and lunatics and by those who come from undemocratic backgrounds
12:28 April 15, 2012 by auslanderus
You people thinks it's ok that these people push there "bible" on to people. Has anyone listen to Farrakhan in the USA say how that Islam will bury the USA? If there, why not here in sweet peaceful Europe? Just bury your heads in the sand and all will be ok. I hear nothing, I see nothing, I say nothing. All will be ok....right?
16:05 April 15, 2012 by Eastard
As long as those distributing it provide a way to dispose of it without evoking world wide retaliation it should be fine. They have some funny rules for non-believers...
17:01 April 15, 2012 by Bushdiver
First come the books. The vests will follow shortly.
17:28 April 15, 2012 by ovalle3.14
Proselitism reminds me of my teenage years: either with permission or not, I still had it my way.
18:16 April 15, 2012 by marimay
Religion turns people into ignorant self righteous morons who can't see that they are all the same no matter what they practice.
19:34 April 15, 2012 by FIUMAN
Would THIS be a good moment to remind my German friends about how they totally wiped the German Reformed Jewish community off the map? These Jews wanted nothing more than to be accepted as Germans but were expelled from German culture to satisfy the xenophobic blood lust of some in German culture at the time. Now, the Islamics have replaced the Ashkenazic Jews as the largest minority group in Germany; the Islamics who want Germans to become Jihadist Islamics, the Islamics who refuse to become German, the Islamics who refuse to speak German, the Islamics who preach terrorism like the Hamburg 11 Sept cell from German soil. Wise choices????
20:09 April 15, 2012 by Englishted
Give me one and I will happily reciprocate with a gift of a book of Danish cartoons to be enjoyed at your leisure .
20:11 April 15, 2012 by karldehm
The problem is that these guys are lunatics distributing a book that says if you are a non-believer you should be put to death, something akin to mein Kampf. This has nothing to do with freedom of religion. Lunatics whether they be political or religious are a threat to every ones safety.
20:23 April 15, 2012 by lucksi
I hear that us Germans are very good at coming up with solutions to religious problems.

And I think there also was a saying about not knowing the history and being doomed to repeat it...
21:27 April 15, 2012 by karldehm
Yes, not knowing history can lead one to repeat the mistakes of the past. We already

followed a political idiot, now lets not follow a religious idiot!
21:56 April 15, 2012 by blackboot11
Firstly, I am not a fan of any religion .

But how about more scrutiny for Scientology here in Germany?

It is a business that is trying to pass itself off as a religion....
22:47 April 15, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Never know, they might try to hit someone over the head with their book. Keep an eye on them.
05:49 April 16, 2012 by derExDeutsche
'But how about more scrutiny for Scientology here in Germany?

It is a business that is trying to pass itself off as a religion.... '

Which religion isn't? Isn't Scientology already singled out, and outlawed in Germany? Not enough for you?
15:13 April 16, 2012 by Gaidi
what's the big deal? they are as dangerous as the "hi, may i have a Moment of your time to talk about Jesus" people...
12:18 April 19, 2012 by erkan
It really is a shame that the German people that recieve these free korans

do not really understand the danger they are in when they accept these

books . More than likely they have never studied the Bible or have never studied the Bible in a serios manner . The Old and New Testament compliment each other and explain each other . The Bible has never had to change unless it was

changed by false Christian cults like the jehovas witnesses and mormons and

7th day adventis . The koran has been changed ( surah 53 ) because they said

Mohammed was influenced by satan into saying allah had daughters . In the

Bible they say a prophet that says even one thing wrong is considered a "False Prophet " and should not be listened to or is accursed .
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