The majority of Germans — a little more than 70 percent — voted against the proposal of the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Thomas de maizière, to introduce at the legislative level, Muslim holidays in some regions of the country. On Tuesday, October 17, told the newspaper Tagesspiegel.
For the introduction of Muslim holidays were only 7.8 percent of respondents. It is noted that the survey involved 2011.
The head of the German interior Ministry had earlier proposed to discuss the establishment of holidays for the followers of the Prophet in some regions of the country, for which he was harshly criticized by representatives of his own party — the Christian democratic Union (CDU).
The head of the Central Committee of German Catholics Thomas Sternberg supported de maizière. According to him, in a multireligious society in the regions “a large number of pious Muslims, you can add Muslim holidays” without changing the Christian tradition of the country.
Germany is home to over 4.5 million Muslims, accounting for 5.5 percent of the total population of the country.