Threat to German Democracy: Islamists Demanding Sharia and Caliphate In Hamburg

Farrukh Saif

April 28, 2024


On April 27, 2024, a large-scale rally was held by Islamists in the city of Hamburg, Germany. The rally was organized by a person linked to an “established extremist group” called Muslim Interaktiv, and More than 1000 Islamists participated in the protest.

The demonstrators were seen holding placards and posters calling for the establishment of a “Caliphate” and the enforcement of Sharia law in Germany. They also chanted “Allahu Akbar” repeatedly during the event. The rally was not authorized, and the organizer was identified as a German citizen and self-styled “Imam” who has been spreading Islamist propaganda on social media. The rally raised concerns among some politicians, with a migration policy spokesman calling it “unbearable” that Islamists were allowed to march freely through the city streets. Experts have warned that such Islamist gatherings in Germany are “dangerous” and that there are too many Islamists working effectively in the country.

Threat to German Democracy:

The rally in Hamburg is the latest in a series of Islamist demonstrations in Germany in recent years. These events have raised serious concerns about the threat to the country’s democratic institutions. “The demonstrators were clearly calling for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate and the enforcement of Sharia law, which are fundamentally incompatible with the principles of German democracy,” said Dr. Lukas Weber, a political scientist at the University of Hamburg.

According to the Hamburger Morgenpost, Herbert Reul, the interior minister of the neighboring German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has called for a ban on Muslim Interaktiv ‘for a long time.

The Interior Minister of the neighboring German state, North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, has persistently advocated for a ban on Muslim Interaktiv, as reported by the Hamburger Morgenpost.

Reaction and Demand for Action:

In the wake of the Hamburg rally, some politicians and experts have called for more decisive action to be taken against Islamist groups in Germany. “We cannot allow these extremists to continue to spread their hateful ideology and undermine our democratic values,” said Markus Söder, the Minister-President of Bavaria. “The authorities must take decisive action to shut down these groups and prevent them from organizing such rallies in the future.”

However, the German domestic security service (BfV) has designated the Islamist group “Muslim Interaktiv” as an “established extremist group” that is being monitored. However, the group still holds an ally in the heart of Hamburg. This raises questions about the government’s seriousness in dealing with elements that pose a threat to the German constitution and democracy.

The Islamist rally in Hamburg is one of the ongoing threats posed by extremist groups in Germany. As the country continues to grapple with the challenges of integration and social cohesion, it is clear that more must be done to protect its democratic institutions and Christian values from those who seek to undermine them.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.


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