Just weeks into Chancellor Angela Merkel's latest term of office, some ministers from her own conservative bloc have openly questioned her past positions, alienating her coalition partners, the center-left Social Democrats.
Some have called it a U-turn, others see it in less dramatic terms. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said that "Muslims are a part of Germany" on the opening day of the German Islam Conference.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is convening the latest iteration of the German Islam Conference. The 2018 DIK will focus on integration, Islam and German law. Many new faces in attendance will make for lively debates.
All eyes have been on German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his CSU's poor showing in Bavaria's state election. Seehofer has now signaled his willingness to step down, but not for the reasons many would think.
Germany's Interior Ministry has apologized for serving the pork sausage at an Islam conference in Berlin last week. The "#BloodSausageGate" scandal has sparked a debate over integration and tolerance.
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