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Hamburg Germany

Protesters Call for Islamic State in Germany: 'Caliphate Is The Solution'

Thousands of protesters marched through Hamburg over the weekend calling for an Islamic state in Germany and clutching signs that declared, “Caliphate is the solution.”

Videos of the rally showed demonstrators chanting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” and carrying copies of a local tabloid newspaper with stories about Islam that had been smeared with red paint. The demonstration was organized by the controversial group Muslim Interaktiv, which is currently being investigated by Hamburg’s domestic intelligence for “extremism,” according to British media.

The group’s leader, Joe Adade Boateng, declared Germany needed a “righteous caliphate” to rectify the misrepresentation Muslim groups have faced in the media. Muslim Interaktiv wrote on social media that the demonstration was intended to take a stand against the “demoniz[nation of] all Islamic life in Germany.” “We will raise our voices together, inshallah,” a translated post on X read.

Muslim Interaktiv had previously organized a demonstration of 3,500 people against the public burning of the Koran in Sweden in February of last year. They also held an anti-Israel demonstration after the Oct. 7 attack.

German politicians have called out the group for its extremism, with some wondering how they have not been banned for their connections with Hizb ut-Tahrir, a pan-Islamist, fundamentalist political organization that looks to reestablish a caliphate. (NYP / VFI News)

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