German Catholics approved the introduction of Muslim holidays in Germany

The proposal of the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Thomas de maizière on the introduction of Islamic holidays in some regions of Germany found support in the Central Committee of German Catholics. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

“In a society with many religious communities in areas with a high proportion of Muslims among the residents may receive an Islamic holiday, and it will not violate the Christian tradition of our country”, — said the head of the Committee, Thomas Sternberg (Thomas Sternberg).

According to him, the holiday calendar is neither a Museum value, not a string of days off, and reflects the richness of European traditions.

The vast majority of Germans oppose the introduction of the country’s Muslim holidays. This is evidenced by the survey conducted by the sociological service of the Insa commissioned by the newspaper Bild. Against the initiative of the interior Minister, addressed more than 70 percent of respondents.