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Islam in Germany : The mosque tax debate must not end in Nirvana

With the requirement that a "mosque is discussed tax" for Muslims, finally, another interesting topic in the field of Islam. Because it's about money and rights. Previously, it was only a question of ineffective nullity of the hot heads: Heard of Islam to Germany? And the nearly five million Muslim inhabitants, to live according to a (rather inaccurate) statistics here.

Religion and taxes have to do with the General understanding with each other. In Germany it is different. Here Catholics and Protestants are obliged to pay nine per cent of the income tax (in Bavaria, eight) of their Church. Despite the ongoing defections, the Church tax in the year of 2017, a record level of 6.4 billion euros for the Catholic Church; and 5.6 billion euros for the Protestant Church. No one should be surprised, therefore, that the tax idea is now to be made the faithful Muslims in a tasty, in order to secure their independence of sources of funds from Islamic countries. The discussion about it would bring more transparency in an inextricable knot.

How many of the people who are referred to as Muslims, regularly visit the 3000 mosque associations? Far less than ten percent. Want and can imagine these members to organize themselves as the Christian churches as a public Corporation? Because to be able to raise taxes, in need of religious Muslim associations this Status. Difficult, but doable.

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However, there is already resistance from Muslims, who have organized themselves in the "Initiative of secular Islam" or the "Central Council of Ex-Muslims". They reject special rights for mosques, like other religious communities, see themselves as humanists, but want to get involved yet in the Muslim question, since you or your parents are from an Islamic country. So it is clear: Without distinction, whether Muslim, a faith or a culture - and country of origin question is, is this discussion in the Nirvana.

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