This group is performing da’wa, that is, the preaching of Islam, which is the precursor to jihad. No doubt they will not tell the German dhimmis anything about dhimmitude, or about the jihad itself, except comfortable half-truths and distortions. From Deutsche Welle, with thanks to Fjordman:
This summer, a group of Muslims is touring Germany with a mosque on wheels. They hope their ”rolling mosque” will help change German public opinion, which often associates Islam and Muslims with terror and fanaticism.
On a recent Friday afternoon, a truck with a large trailer pulled up across from the historic town hall in Hanau, near Frankfurt. Oriental music blasted from the speakers, attracting attention.
A stage had been built on top of the trailer. A cupola and two minarets soared above the roof. Pillars and arches decorated the sides. Alongside was written “Islamobil,” a word made up from the German words for Islam and automobile.
The Islamobil is a sort of travelling mosque, one that aims to inform Germans about Islam. A group of young Muslims from the small city of BrÃ¼hl near Cologne came up with the idea in 2001 and will travel around Germany with it this summer.
One of the founders, GÃ¼lÃ¼zar Keskin, said the idea was born out of the desire to explain and illustrate Islam on-the-spot.
”First we established an organization with the goal of informing Germans about Islam,” Keskin said. ”Then we thought it would be a very good and practical idea to create a mobile mosque and travel around Germany in it.”
The image of Islam and Muslims has deteriorated in Germany since the terrorism attacks on Sept.11, 2001. Many citizens associate the religion with terror, fanaticism and the repression of women. The organizers hope the Islamobil will correct this picture.