Rapprochement of the German Conservatives with Islam

After decades of mistrust, the Bavarian conservative party CSU recently tries to carefully approach Islam. Party leader Gunther Beckstein, Bavarian head of state, and leading members of his party have recommended to open the party. At the moment, the number of Muslim members of the German conservative party is marginal. Beckstein and other party leaders want this to change – but they face critics, too.