This article discusses a German advisory council’s recommendation that centers for Islamic studies be set up at universities throughout the country. The Council also recommended that Muslim authorities be given the power to choose who teaches these courses. Despite Germany’s large Muslim population there are few outlets in universities to educate individuals regarding Muslim theology.
This decision seems to make perfect sense as there are over four million Muslims currently living in Germany. Given that Muslims make up such a significant portion of the population it seems rather foolish not to have in outlet to educate people regarding the Muslim faith. By providing areas to teach people about Islam, Germany will likely be able to bridge gaps between Muslims and the rest of the German population. This decision will hopefully integrate all sectors of the population and provide a meaningful platform for future discussion.