German Protestant bishop wants Islam classes in all state schools

May 30, 2016
Ann-Kathrin Gerhard aus Retzstadt Verena Meister aus Sulzfeld Carina Schwab aus Oberschwarzach Sabine Ziegler aus Güntersleben XXX, Bewerberin für das Amt der Fränkischen Weinkönigin 2011/2012, lächelt Die vier Bewerberinnen für das Amt der Fränkischen Weinkönigin 2011/2012, XXX (l-r), XXX und XXX posieren  am Donnerstag (17.02.2011) in XXX in Würzburg (Unterfranken). Am 24. März wird im Würzburger Congress Centrum entschieden, wer für das Jahr 2011/2012 die Krone der Fränkischen Weinkönigin tragen darf. Foto: David Ebener dpa/lby

(Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), April 4, 2011/Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria)

Commentary: Islamic State may be down, but it’s far from out

May 24, 2016
Family members visit the graves of their loved ones, most of them People's Protection Units members, who were killed during fightings against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir, Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

(Family members visit the graves of their loved ones killed during fighting against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir, Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar)

German anti-immigration party AfD breaks off talks with Muslims

May 24, 2016
Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) chairwoman Frauke Petry (C) arrives for a meeting with Nurhan Soykan, first deputy chairwoman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (centre L) and Sadiqu Al-Mousllie (centre 2nd L) member of the Syrian opposition in Germany, at a hotel in Berlin, Germany May 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Axel Schmidt TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

(Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) chairwoman Frauke Petry (C) arrives for a meeting with the Central Council of Muslims in Germany at a hotel in Berlin,  May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt)

Almost two-thirds of Germans think Islam doesn’t ‘belong’ to their country – poll

May 13, 2016
Supporters of the anti-Islam movement "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West" (PEGIDA) wave flags during a demonstration in Dresden, Germany, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files

(Supporters of the anti-Islam movement “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West” (PEGIDA) wave flags during a demonstration in Dresden, Germany, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)

German establishment rounds on anti-immigration party over Islam

May 12, 2016
Delegates of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) vote during the second day of the AfD party congress in Stuttgart, Germany, May 1,  2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

(Delegates of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) vote during the second day of the AfD party congress in Stuttgart, Germany, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Turkish journalists sentenced to two years in jail for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cover

April 28, 2016
A woman looks at a display copy of the latest issue of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the Albertine bookstore which is part of the French Consulate in Manhattan, New York January 16, 2015.       REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(A woman looks at a display copy of the latest issue of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Manhattan, New York January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

German Muslims compare anti-immigrant AfD party to Hitler’s Nazis

April 19, 2016
A little flag and brochures of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) are pictured during a rally for the upcoming Saxony-Anhalt state elections in Bitterfeld, Germany, February 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A little flag and brochures of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) are pictured during a rally for the upcoming Saxony-Anhalt state elections in Bitterfeld, Germany, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

At Israeli brewery, last sip of beer that Jesus might have drunk

April 19, 2016
An employee works at Herzl Brewery which produced a craft beer from wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists identified as the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago, in Jerusalem April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(Herzl Brewery in Jerusalem April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. A sip of the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible.

Islam not compatible with German constitution, says far-right AfD party

April 18, 2016
Beatrix von Storch, deputy spokeswoman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, attends the party congress in Hannover, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

(Beatrix von Storch, deputy spokeswoman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, attends the party congress in Hannover, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt)

Air France allows crew to avoid Tehran route after headscarf row

April 5, 2016
An Air France staff member waits at a check-in counter at the Marseille-Provence airport September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

(An Air France staff member waits at a check-in counter at the Marseille-Provence airport September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)