Islamic Charter For Germany

I had not heard about this before – “Advocates of the Charter consider the declaration to be a milestone on the road to integration. The Islamic Charter is supposedly the first document within Europe that strives for a societal and interreligious dialogue, according to the Chairman of the Central Council, Nadeem Elyas … The Charter has met positive responses to date, especially from representatives of political parties and the Christian Church. However, several Islam experts have criticized it. Even though the document contains a Muslim declaration of intent in the form of a personal obligation towards German law, it is not concise in many points and the formulation isn’t watertight, according to Ursula Spuler-Stegemann, an Islam academic in Marburg. Central issues and sensitive matters, such as the significance of the Sharia, have been deliberately ignored in it.”