By 2050 Germany will become a Muslim country

Summary

By the year 2050 Germany will become a Muslim country.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about migrants and Islamisation, whose aim is to stoke amplify negative emotions towards immigrants. A similar case can be found here.

According to the Pew Research Centre's study, migration drives the projected increase in the Muslim shares in European countries, including Germany. Share of Muslims in Germany would increase to 10.8% in 2050 under the medium scenario, in which regular migration continues at its current pace and refugee flows stop entirely. Even in the high scenario, if the recent volume of refugee flows continues, the research says, the share of Muslims in the country will rise to 19.7%.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 159
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Germany
  • Keywords: migration, Islamisation
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

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Disproof

One of the recurring Pro-Kremlin narratives Elites vs. People, describing particularly Polish elites as Anti-Russian. Poland is often targeted by Russian propaganda, which portrays Poland as anti-Russian and aggressive toward Russia.

The fact that Warsaw did not invite the Russian leader to celebrations was explained by the Polish leadership: "Invitations have been sent to the EU, NATO, and Eastern Partnership members, but not to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Invitations have been issued according to a contemporary, not a historical context."

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Her, and the rest of German establishment, like all German aristocrats, suffer from the [German field marshal Friedrich] Paulus complex: they can’t forgive Russia for Stalingrad.

Ursula von der Leyen is either not well versed in today’s politics, or is consciously playing the game of many, which sells well both in the US and the EU: demonizing Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the EU and Russophobia.

The disinformation message appeared in the context of Ursula von der Leyen telling media that the EU should continue sanctions to Russia. Read the interview here in German.