STRASBOURG (EU) – There is a key question when dealing with right-wing populists: do you simply berate them, or do you approach them with a reasoned argument? Journalist Tilo Jung recently tried the latter on YouTube. He spoke for over two hours with Brandenburg state MP and founding member of the AfD, Alexander Gauland, asking him biographical and policy-related questions that revolved around what the politician calls his “conservative, sceptical world view”. Leading candidate Gauland is considered AfD’s civic face. He parted ways from the ruling CDU, initially because of differences on “military conscription, nuclear power and the euro”; he and a group of professors then set up a new, alternative party.
“We want to convey our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased”
18. Aug 2017
The Islamic Community in Spain condemnes “without any doubt” the violent and inhuman acts in Barcelona
EMU (Strasbourg/Granada) – On the night of the brutal terrorist attack in the Catalan city of Barcelona, Malik Ruiz, president of the Islamic Community in Spain, issued a declaration condemning the „inhuman acts“ and conveying solidarity with the victims and their families.
Between Tackling anti-Muslim Discrimination and the Danger of Identity Politics
30. May 2017
Meeting between OSCE representative and EMU in Berlin
BERLIN (EMU) – On Monday, 29 May 2017, Sulaiman Wilms (EMU media department) met with Prof Bülent Senay. The Turkish academician is currently a Personal Representative of the OSCE and Chairperson-in-Office of Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims.
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Britain: Muslims appalled by brutal attack in Manchester
23. May 2017
The European Muslim Union (EMU) condemns unequivocally nihilistic violence against the public sphere in Europe and beyond
STRASBOURG (EMU) – With dismay and shock, the European Muslim Union received the horrible news of another attack on the public in an European country. This latest attack, on a concert venue in the English city of Manchester, took the lives of more than 20 people and injured several others. EMU expresses their deepest condolences to the family of the killed persons and hopes for a speedy recovery of the injured.
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Quebec City: is it a blueprint for things to come in Europe?
31. Jan 2017
The European Muslim Union (EMU) is shocked by murderous terror attack in Canadian Mosque
STRASBOURG (EMU) – The armed attack on the Islamic Cultural Center in Canada’s Quebec City on Sunday, 29th January, which led to the murder of six men and to the injury of at least eight more provoked reactions within the Muslim communities of Europe. Many Muslims and non-Muslims alike are seeing these terror attacks as a consequence of the escalating rhetorics of hate against Muslims since 9/11.
Read more: Quebec City: is it a blueprint for things to come in Europe?