Muslims plan anti-terror march in Germany

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10 November 2004, BERLIN - Germany's largest Islamic umbrella organisation has announced plans for a mass Muslim march against terrorism in Cologne later this month. The demonstration, expected to draw 30,000 marchers, will be held 21 November in the Rhineland city under auspices of the Turkish Association of Islamic Religious Organisations (DITIB). "This march is long overdue," said DITIB head Ali Gulcek. "It is our way of showing that the vast majority of Moslems oppose radicalism and terrorism." The mar

10 November 2004

BERLIN - Germany's largest Islamic umbrella organisation has announced plans for a mass Muslim march against terrorism in Cologne later this month.

The demonstration, expected to draw 30,000 marchers, will be held 21 November in the Rhineland city under auspices of the Turkish Association of Islamic Religious Organisations (DITIB).

"This march is long overdue," said DITIB head Ali Gulcek. "It is our way of showing that the vast majority of Moslems oppose radicalism and terrorism."

The march also has the support of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany.

"We will gladly help DITIB in organising this event," said council chairman Nadeem Elyas.
DITIB is comprised of some 800 organisations representing most of the 3.2 million ethnic Turks living in Germany. The council has more than 30 member organisation representing not only Turkish groups but other Moslem groupings.

DPA

Subject: German news

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