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Germany: A Koran in Every Household
Gatestone Institute ^ | April 11, 2012 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:08 AM PDT by NYer

Salafists also believe that democracy, because it is a man-made form of government, must be destroyed.. According to Die Welt, the Salafists have launched a "frontal assault" against people of other faiths and "unbelievers". Many Islamists believe Islamic Sharia law is a divine ordinance that is to replace all other legal systems. The number of Islamic radicals in German is surging. Islam is giving them respectability.

Islamic radicals in Germany have launched an unprecedented nationwide campaign to distribute 25 million copies of the Koran, translated into the German language, with the goal of placing one Koran into every household in Germany, free of charge.

The mass proselytization campaign -- called Project "Read!" -- is being organized by dozens of Islamic Salafist groups located in cities and towns throughout Germany, as well as in Austria and in Switzerland.

Salafism is a branch of radical Islam, practiced in Saudi Arabia, that seeks to establish an Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe -- and eventually the entire world. The Caliphate would be governed exclusively by Islamic Sharia law, which would apply both to Muslims and to non-Muslims.

Salafists also believe, among other anti-Western doctrines, that democracy, because it is a man-made form of government, must be destroyed.

Although Germany's domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), regards the Salafist groups as a threat to German security, Salafists have free reign in the country, and Salafist preachers are known regularly to preach hatred against the West in mosques and prayer centers that are proliferating across Germany.

The campaign to place a Koran in every German household is being spearheaded by a Rheinland-based Salafist, Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, a Palestinian preacher of hate, who leads a radical Islamic group called "The True Religion" ("Die Wahre Religion").

In September 2011, German public prosecutors launched an investigation into Abou-Nagie after he called for violence against non-believers in videos posted on the Internet. In his sermons, Abou-Nagie glamorizes Islamic martyrdom and says that Islamic Sharia law is above the German Constitution. He outspokenly believes that music should be prohibited, that homosexuals should be executed, and that adulterers should be stoned.

Abou-Nagie has tens of thousands of followers across Germany. Among them are two German Muslim converts-turned-terror suspects trained by Abou-Nagie and recently arrested in Dover, England, after British border police searched their luggage and found a document entitled "How to Build a Bomb in Your Mom's Kitchen," an article from the English-language online magazine "Inspire" produced by Al-Qaida in Yemen.

In one video, Abou-Nagie tells his audience that "whoever follows the Christian Bible or the Jewish Torah instead of the Islamic Koran will go to Hell for eternity."

Not surprisingly, Abou-Nagie sees it as his calling to save the German people from the wrath of Allah by converting them to Islam. To achieve this aim, Abou-Nagie founded Project "Read!" to distribute tens of millions of copies of the Koran throughout Germany.

The campaign is now well under way. More than 100 Salafist "information booths" have already been set up in dozens of German cities, particularly in the regions of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Hessen and Hamburg.

Abou-Nagie's approach is simple and effective: German Muslims are encouraged to purchase a copy of the Koran (red cover) in order to fund the free distribution of additional copies of the Koran (blue cover). In addition to the public distribution of the Koran on the streets and market places, non-Muslims can order a free copy of the Koran on an Internet website called hausdesqurans.de.

According to Abou-Nagie, Salafists have already distributed more than 300,000 German translations of the Koran, and a fifth print run consisting of tens of thousands of additional copies has already been ordered from the printing plant, which is located in Baden-Württemberg.

During the extended Christian Easter weekend from April 5-9, Project "Read!" entered into a new phase. According to the Berlin-based newspaper Die Welt, the Salafists have launched a "frontal assault" against people of other faiths and "unbelievers". On April 7, for instance, Project "Read!" organized a nationwide campaign to distribute the Koran in 35 German cities, including Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Heidelberg, Konstanz, Munich and Osnabrück.

According to Die Welt, German authorities view the Koran project, which fundamentalists are using a recruiting tool, as a "most worrisome" campaign for radical Islam. Security analysts say the campaign is also a public-relations gimmick intended to persuade Germans that the Salafists are transparent and "citizen friendly."

In an effort to improve their image, the Salafists have removed from their "information booths" all literature about the role of women in Islam or the supremacy of Islamic Sharia law over democracy.

Moreover, the German translation of the Koran has edited out many of the verses which call on Muslims to make war on non-believers. According to BfV, the German domestic intelligence agency, the German version of the Koran is "rather non-controversial."

German authorities also say, however, that Project "Read!" is being organized by Islamist networks that hold an extremist world view and a militant ideology.

A spokesperson for the Berlin branch of the BfV told Die Welt that "the objective of this campaign is to help bring those who are interested into contact with the Salafist scene in order to influence them in the context of their extremist political ideologies."

Although not everyone who takes a Koran into their home will convert to Islam, German authorities say Abou-Nagie's Project "Read!" is a establishing a breeding ground for anti-constitutional ideas.

In any case, the number of Islamic radicals in Germany is surging.

According to the BfV, there are an estimated 29 Islamist groups in Germany with 34,720 members or supporters who pose a major threat to homeland security. Many of them want to establish a "Koran-state" in Germany because they believe Islamic Sharia law is a divine ordinance that is to replace all other legal systems.

The head of the German Police Union (DPolG), Rainer Wendt, has told the Hamburg-based Bild newspaper that he is concerned about the presence of clandestine Islamic sleeper cells made up of Muslim immigrants and converts in Germany. He has called for the recruitment of undercover agents to infiltrate the Islamic environment. It is the "only way to monitor the scene," Wendt said.

"Radical Islamists live everywhere and nowhere in Germany. One cannot rule out that that nice young man from next door, who brings grandma her fresh bread every morning, is not in fact an Islamic sleeper and terrorist," Wendt warned.

The BfV is particularly concerned about Muslim youth who are prone to "rapid radicalization patterns," and who possess a "high willingness to use force" and "to attack." Some of them are under surveillance by the security authorities, according to Wendt.

The BfV is also monitoring a surge in online Islamist propaganda, much of which warns Muslims that they are not to integrate into German society. With an estimated 4.3 million Muslims, Germany has Western Europe's second-biggest Islamic population after France.

Some of the Islamists are Germans who recently converted to Islam. This would include former boxer Pierre Vogel, who converted to Islam and studied in Saudi Arabia. He is now an Islamic preacher who rails against Muslim integration into German society.

Many of the German converts to Islam are socially disaffected drop-outs from school and/or ex-convicts, and radical Islam is giving them respectability, according to German security services.

Some of the home-grown Muslim radicals are being alienated from German society by means of Sharia law, which is now competing with the German criminal justice system in all major cities in Germany.

Settlements reached by the Muslim mediators often mean perpetrators are able to avoid long prison sentences, while victims receive large sums in compensation or have their debts cancelled, in line with Sharia law. This is fomenting distrust for the established legal system, analysts say.

According to Kirsten Heisig, the author of the book "The End of Patience": In Germany "the law is slipping out of our hands. It is moving to the streets or into a parallel system where an imam or another representative of the Koran determines what must be done."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: islam; koran
Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group.
1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:16:36 AM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

How about a .223 in every muzzie? Is that allowed?


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:19:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: NYer

...but if there was a drive to have the Bible in every house hold that would be wrong!

Apparently Europe has fallen through a political force...European Union.

Past history demonstrates that Islam joined forces with Germany twice in order to ride the wagon to successful overthrow of Europe and attempt to gain control of more societies to convert. This course didn’t happen - since Germany was defeated twice and so went the lands of the Arabs and the Ottoman Empire smashed.

But evil never rests - and now through political and economic forces - they have achieved what the military could not - complete control of Europe!

Interesting how Islam is moving throughout Europe - how the mosques are being built - how morals and values are being replaced and even history is being totally rewritten.

I see very large indicators that soon there will be a social upheaval and citizenship will be replaced with Dhimmitude!!!


4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:21:35 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: NYer

Hitler just didn’t think to say that he had taken dictation from an angel when he wrote Mein Kampf while Mohammad did with the man-made koran. Look who lasted!


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:23:36 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: NYer

oh - one more important question - who’s funding this enterprise?

Who’s paying these people to sit in information booths?


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: NYer

Now there is a book buring I would support!


7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:25:09 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: NYer

We have 2-1/2 bathrooms so we’ll need three korans


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:32:40 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: NYer

Bonfire time!!!


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:36:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NYer

> Germany: A Koran in Every Household

As toilet paper?

I would not allow that vile, filthy, hate-filled screed in my house for any reason.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:41:51 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: NYer

fire starters


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:21 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: melsec

> Now there is a book buring I would support!

Then you’re sure to enjoy this. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIPPSI4G_N8


12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:08 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: NYer
Project "Read!"

How about Project "Toilet Paper!"

13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:21 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: NYer

The coolest thing about the Koran is that, in the garbage, it looks just like Mein Kampf.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:48 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: NYer

I could go along with this. If you roll the pages up nice and tight it makes good starter material for a fire.

Until needed they can keep it right next to their copy of Mein Kampf.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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Do Islamics have some sort of circut-breaker in their religion that says, if protlyized and rejected, the target is not fully human?


16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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From the country that gave the world the most destructive and enduring heresy since the snake in the garden; that gave the world mechanized, legalized mass slaughter of innocents; and on top of that, gave the world the miserable noise of Wagner...they’re nothing if not consistent in malevolence.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: NYer

Those Korans might come in handy as fuel with the energy crisis Europe’s been going through.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT by Boogieman
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Germany: A Koran in Every Household

Why not? Hey, everyone should have an emergency supply of toilet paper.

19 posted on 04/12/2012 6:36:20 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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Heinrich Himmler would be thrilled, he was a great admirer of Islam, even proclaiming that it was the perfect religion for soldiers.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Safetgiver

25 million Korans would make a big bonfire - but Germans are pretty sensitive to that too!


21 posted on 04/12/2012 6:38:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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I am certain many novel uses will be found for those Korans. Perhaps shredded they might make nice bedding for pigs.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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it’s a good idea. If you actually READ the Koran you’ll see what rot it is....


23 posted on 04/12/2012 7:20:12 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: SIRTRIS

From some things I have read a certain percentage of Mein Kampf was inspired by Islam. The German word, “kampf” means, “struggle” which happens to be translated very easily in to Arabic as “jihad.”

So “Mein Kampf” could easily be title as, “My Jihad.”


24 posted on 04/12/2012 7:45:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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The Vikings are allowing the Muzzies to take hold of Scandanavia and the Huns are doing the same in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Do you see the BfV stopping the Muzzies?

Just as the Feds in the USA are absolutely in love with the Muzzies I bet those in the federal levels of government in Scandanavia and the German-speaking countries have the same problem.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 7:50:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Is Germany low on toilet paper?


26 posted on 04/12/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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A Koran in every household? Are they running low on toilet paper?


27 posted on 04/12/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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“Radical Islamists live everywhere and nowhere in Germany. One cannot rule out that that nice young man from next door, who brings grandma her fresh bread every morning, is not in fact an Islamic sleeper and terrorist,” Wendt warned.

And there’s 34,720 of them running amok in Germany.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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Yep sure did - she is quite well spoken and makes a lot of common sense!


29 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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