Ramadan Relief Islam Leader Calls for Muslim Holidays in Germany

Germany is home to some 4 million Muslims. With the long Easter weekend around the corner, a leading member of the country's Muslim community has called for legal recognition of two Muslim holidays, drawing criticism from among Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives.
A mosque in Berlin, where Muslims already have the right to miss work for religious holidays. The community is now calling for that right to be federally mandated.

A mosque in Berlin, where Muslims already have the right to miss work for religious holidays. The community is now calling for that right to be federally mandated.

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chw -- with wire reports