Allah and the Occident How Islam Came to Germany

The history of Islam in Germany goes back as far as the 8th century. From the reign of Charlemagne, to Goethe's literature, to the Turkish guest workers who arrived in the 1950s and 60s and made a home here, the Muslim religion has been a part of German culture for hundreds of years.
Von Ursula Spuler-Stegemann
The sun sets behind the Yanidze complex in Dresden, the mosque-inspired former home to a tobacco factory.

The sun sets behind the Yanidze complex in Dresden, the mosque-inspired former home to a tobacco factory.

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