“Round Table Islam” – Concrete Plans in Germany


As reported earlier, Baden Württemberg’s Integration Minister Biklay Öney (SPD) is planning on establishing a dialogue forum for Muslims in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The plans for this “round table Islam” are now more concrete: The first meeting, dedicated to the public perception of Islam, is to take place in Stuttgart on November 24th.  Following the criteria for selecting participants for the German Islam Conference, Öney invited roughly 30 people to the meeting, both representatives of Muslim organizations as well as Muslim individuals not affiliated to any specific association or organization. Interestingly, non-Muslims have not been invited at this stage.

Dialogue with Muslims


Baden Württemberg’s Integration Minister Biklay Öney (SPD) initiated a “round table Islam” to improve the dialogue with Muslims. Topics to be discussed at these meetings range from “Islam and its social perception”, “Education”, and “Basic rights” to “gender roles”. The first meeting is planned for November; then, the round table is to be held twice a year.