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  1. Germany: Hostility toward Muslims is widespread


    How great is the resentment, racism and discrimination against Germany's 5.5 million Muslims? The Federal Interior Ministry's findings paint a bleak picture.


    A hostile attitude toward Muslims is widespread in large sections of German society. Its manifestations are an everyday reality. One in two people in Germany agrees with anti-Muslim statements.

    These are the findings published this Thursday (June 29) by the Independent Expert Panel on Hostility against Muslims (UEM) in its final report, "Islamophobia — A German Balance Sheet."

    The failure of political parties

    The study also looks at Germany's political parties. In the Bundestag, the far-right populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has "a manifestly anti-Muslim program." In the biggest opposition block — the center-right bloc of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and regional Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU)— "latent hostility toward Muslims can be seen in the inconsistent recognition of Islam as part of the German nation or culture. The ruling center-left Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and the neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP) fail to fight institutional racism consistently. The post-communist Left Party is a notable exception.

    Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) described the report's findings as "bitter." She pointed out that among the approximately 5.5 million people of the Muslim faith and culture, most are German citizens.

    "Muslim life is a natural part of Germany. We want all people in our diverse society to have the same opportunities and rights," Faeser said


  2. I would rather have a CB plus 1 more midfielder to be honest. I've heard good things about Gvardiol's fellow countryman Josip Sutalo, that he's as good as him and wouldn't cost a fortune. Any insights about Sutalo from our resident Croatians here? 

    Neil Jones
    No offers received at this stage, but Liverpool could soon find themselves with a decision to make over Thiago Alcântara, with Fenerbahçe among the clubs keen on signing the midfielder.


    - Liverpool could still move for Romeo Lavia and Khephren Thuram this summer, even after signing Dominik Szoboszlai.

  3. Via BBC:

    Here's a round-up of some of the day's developments as France attempts to get a handle on riots that have engulfed the country this week:

    • The grandmother of the 17-year-old boy killed by French police has called for calm as the riots enter their sixth night
    • Relatives of the boy have also told the BBC they they didn't ask people to break or steal and they weren't honouring his legacy
    • President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency meeting to assess the situation going into Sunday evening
    • The mayor of Marseille has announced €2m (£1.7m) for traders in the city whose businesses have been damaged in the riots
    • Armoured personnel carriers have been seen on the streets of Marseille in an effort to quell more unrest
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