German speaking countries: Muslims are welcome!

German speaking countries: Muslims are welcome!

Via M&C:

The leaders of four German-speaking countries on Monday proclaimed Muslim immigrants as being welcome in their nations, as long as they learn to speak the language and adapt to local customs.

German President Christian Wulff, Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Swiss President Doris Leuthard and Prince Alois of Liechtenstein made the comments at the end of an informal annual meeting in Germany's Baltic port of Luebeck.


'However, we do expect a willingness to adapt to the law and customs of the host country. That includes learning the language,' said Leuthard, whose nation last year voted in a referendum to ban minarets when new mosques are built.