Oktoberfest, as the article below explains, dates from at least 1810, while the first mosque wasn’t built in Germany until 1915. So Eren Güvercin is lying, and Deutschlandfunk Kultur is giving him a platform, and Germans ignorant (or ashamed) of their history will eagerly embrace his propaganda, which is, of course, designed to make them complacent about the massive Muslim migrant influx that has given the country skyrocketing rates of rape and other crimes, as well as a massive economic burden. Accepting propaganda and lies about history: an old German tradition.
“Broadcaster: Ramadan an ‘Old German Custom’ Celebrated Longer than Oktoberfest,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, May 18, 2018:
German radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur has claimed that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is not only an “old German custom” but that it had been celebrated in the country longer than Oktoberfest.
In an article, journalist Eren Güvercin claims that Ramadan is a thoroughly German holiday and that there is no question that Islam belongs to Germany.
Güvercin maintains that the practice is older the Oktoberfest, also known in Bavaria as Wiesn. While he provides no evidence for his assertion, the earliest Wiesn celebrations are thought to have been held on 12 October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
The oldest mosque in Germany, by contrast, was built in Berlin in 1915 and was discovered by an archaeological team in 2015. The mosque, which was made of wood, was thought to have been intended for Muslim prisoners of war as it was built inside a World War One-era prison camp.
“Fasting in the month of Ramadan has long been part of the German religious landscape. It is a German reality. To break the fast in the evening, many people gather in Germany to eat together and to meet each other,” Güvercin said.
“Islamic religious practice has long since found its home in Germany. And we German Muslims are looking forward to Ramadan in our Germany. Nobody can deny that to us,” he added….