Islam conference opens in Berlin

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Sch_uble is meeting with Muslim groups in Berlin for the third so-called “Islam Conference”. The aim of the annual conference is to improve the integration of Germany’s approximately 3.5 million Muslim residents, most of them of Turkish background. Topics to be discussed include the consensus on social values, religious issues and the function of the media in building bridges between different cultures. The conference comes a day after a poll was released indicating that a majority of Turks feels unwanted in the country.