North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) has called on Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) to ban Islamist associations in Germany. “Demands for a caliphate in Germany, hatred and agitation brought to the streets are absolutely unacceptable,” he told the star. “The Federal Minister of the Interior should finally ban the organizations that are behind such caliphate fantasies.”

On Saturday, around 1,000 participants took part in a demonstration in Hamburg to establish a caliphate in the Federal Republic. According to information from the Hamburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the person who registered the rally is close to the extremist group “Muslim Interaktiv”. A few days before the demonstration, a majority of Social Democrats and Greens in the Hamburg parliament rejected proceedings to ban the group. The CDU and AfD were outvoted.

Wüst, however, explained that the ban had to come. “That is my clear demand,” he told the star. The concern that evasive movements will form in cases of a ban is no reason to simply let such movements run their course. “The signal must be very clear and clear: We will not let this happen to us,” said the Prime Minister. “There shouldn’t be anything like that in Germany.”