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Man praying in a mosque Gütersloh - 02/12/2009

Muslims are Tolerant of Other Religions

On the one hand, Muslims living in Germany are very religious, on the other hand, they are much more tolerant than their non-Muslim neighbors might think. In light of the recent ban on minarets in Switzerland, the Bertelsmann Stiftung presents here findings from its Religion Monitor on Muslims in Germany.

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Young Muslime Gütersloh - 26/09/2008

Muslims in Germany are very religious, and faith plays a central role in their day-to-day lives

Berlin-Gütersloh, September  26, 2008 – Across all age groups, the Muslims who live in Germany are highly religious, which clearly differentiates them from the overall German population. But their religious faith is not characterized by rigid dogmatism or fundamentalism. On the contrary, Muslims in Germany tend to be very accepting of religious pluralism and take a relatively pragmatic approach to religion in their day-to-day lives. These are among the conclusions reached by the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s special study "Religion Monitor 2008: Muslim religiosity in Germany," which was unveiled today in Berlin. The study is based on a representative survey of more than 2,000 Muslims over the age of 18.

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