Germany: Tougher test for Muslim immigrants

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is considering giving Muslim immigrants a tougher immigration test. The Muslim will face intensive questioning aimed at seeing whether they truly mean to hold by the oaths they take to uphold German law.

The ministry said that Germany's 16 federal states must be permitted to learn whether potential new citizens truly accept the country's Basic Law, to which they are required under federal law to deliver an oath.

"There have been findings that Muslims can face a conflict and deliver an oath that does not correspond with their personal beliefs and thus does not fulfill the immigration requirements," the statement said.

The note on the bottom, btw, is completely wrong:
Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations – unlike the symbolic Christian crucifixes or Jewish Kappas.

Religious Jewish women are as obligated to cover their hair as religious Muslim women and for the same reason - modesty. This has not become an issue in Western countries since the Jews are aware that they are a minority that has to abide by the cultural norms of the majority and have therefore found solutions such as wearing wigs or relaxing religious restrictions.

Source: Islam Online (English)

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