German posters to counter Islamic extremism draw ire
Muslim groups and politicians angrily warned Wednesday that a German government campaign aimed at countering the radicalisation of young Muslims could prove more divisive than helpful.
Posters showing black and white photos of young Muslims in the form of a 'Missing Persons' notice will be posted in three German cities with large immigrant populations as part of a programme by the interior ministry.
The posters urge parents, teachers or friends to seek help from an advice centre if they suspect someone they know is becoming influenced by extremist views, but opponents say they are unfair.
"The notices suggest that everyone can be a terrorist or fanatic," Aydan Ozoguz, a member of the main opposition Social Democrats who is tasked with integration matters, fumed to AFP. (...)