Hamburg becomes first German city to recognize Islamic holidays

Hamburg becomes first German city to recognize Islamic holidays
Elisa Oddone

Source: Totonto Star

Published On: 18/8/2012 A.D. – 30/9/1433 H.

 

 

BERLIN—Hamburg has become Germany’s first city to recognize Islamic holidays, a move meant to encourage the integration of a religious minority often vilified by opponents of immigration.

Muslim employees and students will be allowed days off to celebrate their holidays and Islamic classes will be allowed in state schools, authorities and Islamic groups said after negotiations lasting five years.

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