Germany Considering ‘Mosque Tax’ for Muslims
Berlin: The Germany government is considering to introduce “mosque tax” for German Muslims, in the lines of church taxes that German Christians pay. According to Die Weltdaily, Thorsten Frei, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said that a mosque tax was “an important step” that would allow “Islam in Germany to emancipate itself from foreign states.” Practising Catholics and Protestants also pay church taxes in Germany in order to fund church activities. The taxes collected by the state are then transferred to religious authorities. As per the official estimate, there are between 4.4 and 4.7 million Muslims living in Germany.