November 22, 2017

The Growth of Germany’s Muslim Population

Germany, Already Multi-Ethnic, Debates Refugees

BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 20: People of different ethnic backgrounds wait to cross a street in Neukoelln district on January 20, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Neukoelln is among the most diverse districts in Berlin and teems with a plethora of ethnicities, languages and religions. In the 20th century western Germany went through several waves of large-scale immigration that created ethnically-diverse neighborhoods in all of its major cities, and today second and third-generation descendants form an integral portion of German society. In the current debate over refugees, following the arrival of 1.1 million newcomers in 2015, many Germans question the ability of the country to integrate so many foreigners and some also voice concern over the future of German identity and values. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)