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Muslims and Jews Muslim and Jewish religious communities help refugees

The Jewish and Muslim religious communities have fewer resources than the Christian churches in the Southwest - but they get involved in helping refugees, too.

Muslime und Juden

Young Muslims and Jews in Berlin

The Jewish religious community Württemberg (IRGW) has opened, for example, a transitional home for refugees from Muslim countries in Stuttgart, said the Board spokeswoman Barbara Traub. Originally, the residence was meant for Jewish emigrants.

In addition, the city offers to resettle refugee children in the IRGW-Kita. The possibilities of small Jewish communities are not be compared with those of the Christian churches, Traub said.

German courses for refugees

The national association of the religious community of Islam provides refugees for German courses - this has had little resonance so far. "That is not as accepted as it should be," said the chairman Ali Demir.

However, the refugees would also "find their way and know where they can stay permanently." He was certain the demand will increase. "With that we are therefore too early," Demir said.

In principle, the mosque communities were open to everyone, he stressed. The problem often is the language. Turkish Muslims and the Arabic-speaking refugees often could not communicate with one another. Even religion does not help in such a case, said Demir. In Friday prayers appeared hardly any refugees.