Germany does not grant anti-Semitic people German nationality

RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – Germany wants to ensure that anti-Semitic people are not granted German nationality and so is adding questions about Israel and the Jewish religion to its citizenship test.

le Monde reported the test for German citizenship will in future include questions on the Jewish religion and the state of Israel in a move designed to filter out anti-Semites among applicants.

“Anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of contempt for humanity rule out naturalisation,” Interior Minister Nancy Faeser told Der Spiegel weekly in its Thursday edition. “Anyone who does not share our values cannot get a German passport,” Feaser said in the report first published on the magazine’s website.

In the new citizenship test, which applicants must pass to acquire German nationality, candidates could be asked the name of the Jewish place of worship, the founding year of Israel or Germany’s particular historical obligation to it, according to Der Spiegel.

The punishments for Holocaust denial and the membership requirements for Jewish sports clubs would also be among the possible questions, according to the magazine.

Germany recently agreed to ease strict citizenship laws, reducing the time needed to be able to apply for a passport and making dual nationality more available.

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