Germany is home to over a million refugees. Many of them are currently marking Ramadan. That involves fasting from dawn until sunset. At one reception center in Berlin, refugees gather after sundown to prepare the meals they remember from home.
Inger Stoejberg received backlash after suggesting Muslims spend the month of Ramadan away from work. Experts and businesses fired back that there was no evidence of fasting affecting work safety.
Nothing rattles Germans quite as much these days as immigration and asylum issues. So as Jens Thurau comments, the failures by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees come at an unfortunate time.
The small town in western Germany had taken in more refugees to the town than required by law. Last November, the mayor was stabbed by a man with a knife who reportedly was upset over his immigration policy.
Germany's migration office is looking into the asylum decisions taken by a number of its branches, a report says. Its branch in the city of Bremen is already under investigation for alleged improper asylum approvals.
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