Germany’s Top Muslim Organization Calls for ‘Islamophobia’ Czar
Germany's leading Muslim organization has urged the government to appoint a Federal Commissioner to counter anti-Muslim attitudes in the country. "Such a Commissioner is needed more than ever because we have a latent anti-Muslim sentiment in Germany," president of the country's Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, said. The proposal comes at a time when crimes against Muslims are on decline in Germany.
Mazyek's demand was supported by leading German political parties, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) was the only party to oppose the call.