Minister Maizière came short of calling for a nationwide Muslim holiday, but supported the idea having Islamic holidays in the regions with strong Muslim presence.
German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported German Interior Minister’s comments:
Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière's statement about Muslim holidays caused a stir. It is already being heatedly debated on the internet.
“I am ready to discuss whether we can introduce a Muslim holiday. It could very well be done,” said the Christian Democratic politician at a CDU party event.
After all, there are regions in Germany where [the Catholic festival of] All Saints’ Day is celebrated and in other regions where it isn’t, said the Minister. “Why can’t one consider [introducing] a Muslim holiday in places where there are many Muslims?” De Maizière added. [Translation by the author]
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