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Türkisch-Islamische Union der Anstalt für Religion (DİTİB)

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The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (German: Türkisch-Islamische Union der Anstalt für Religion e.V.) usually referred to as DİTİB, is one of the largest Islamic organisations in Germany, being in charge of more than 900 mosques in Germany. Founded in 1984, it is controlled and directed by the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs in Ankara. The imams of the Union are sent to Germany by the Turkish state for 5 years, and are de facto civil servants of the Turkish state.

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Official Website http://www.ditib.de/


  • The Union has been accused of being the "extended arm of the Turkish government" in Germany. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, who has stated that “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...” [http://izquotes.com/quote/227625] has been accused of using the Union to further Islamic expansion by proselytizing in Germany. The imans of the Union don't speak German and are said to preach an orthodox form of Sunni Islam, as well as being political agitators for Erdogan.




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