Scandal in Germany: politicians are outraged by the speech of a Taliban representative in Cologne

Scandal in Germany: politicians are outraged by the speech of a Taliban representative in Cologne

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November 20 2023, 04:54 PM  •  2626 views

German politicians condemned the appearance of a Taliban representative in Cologne. The German Foreign and Interior Ministries criticized the activities of the Afghan official in Germany

In Germany there was a scandal caused by a speech at a religious event in a mosque in Cologne by Afghan official Abdullah Bari Omar, who allegedly "spread Taliban propaganda". Criticizing the appearance and activity in Germany of of the current Afghan official was criticized by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This was reported by Deutsche Welle, UNN reports.

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A representative of the Taliban has caused outrage in Germany after it became known that he had visited a mosque in Cologne. The German Foreign Ministry condemned the Taliban representative's speech, saying that it had not received information about Omar's visit to Germany, and the ministry also emphasized that the visa had not been issued to the Taliban member.

"We strongly condemn the appearance of the Taliban representative Abdul Bari Omar in Cologne," the in the statement of the Foreign Ministry.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Feather also criticized the incident, saying on Saturday that "no one is allowed to offer radical Islamists a stage in Germany."

"We protect many refugees from Afghanistan from the Taliban's oppression. functionaries have no business in Germany," Feather said.

For reference

It is currently known that a representative of the Afghan authorities received a visa at the Dutch Embassy in Tehran and and entered the European Union (EU) on it, as Germany does not recognize the of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Prior to his visit to Germany Omar was in the Netherlandswhere he attended a World Health Organization conference in The Hague. Health Organization conference in The Hague. At the event, he was photographed next to Dutch Minister of Health Ernst Koepers. After the scandal in Germany, Keijpers said he regretted the photo and added that he did not know who Omar was at the time. did not know who Omar was at the time.

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Then Omar arrived in Germany and attended an event to Germany and attended an event at the Chorweiler Mosque in the north of Cologne, which which is owned by the DITIB organization.

The organization said it had stated that a valid permit for a religious event was issued by the local Afghan cultural association and the unexpected visit of a guest.  

"Contrary to the contractual agreement, it became a political event to which an unknown speaker was invited. We are deeply disappointed that our trust has been taken advantage of in this way," - DITIB said.

In the video, videos circulated on social media show Abdul Bari Omar, the director of Afghanistan's Afghanistan's director of food and drugs, speaking at a mosque on Thurs, November 16.

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