“Saying that this particular project is close to a daycare center called ‘Ali Baba and his Thieves,’ which wanted a facility to go along with its oriental theme, the official added that there are also other playgrounds dedicated to Captain Bluebear and Pippi Longstocking.” Well, the playground theme of Ali Baba and his Thieves seems to fit well with contemporary Berlin as per this report: Arab Gangs Infiltrate Berlin Police.
A newly built children’s playground in Berlin has caused quite a mixed reaction. With one of its playhouses featuring a dome crowned with a crescent moon, some say it represents a mosque, while others claim it’s simply an “oriental castle.”
The park is located in Berlin’s municipality of Neukölln, which is known for its high percentage of residents with immigrant backgrounds. The playground was part of a larger project for which the authorities allocated €220,000.
However, some locals were surprised to see what looked like a mini version of a mosque, complete with a crescent moon and four minarets peeking over the construction fence. Arguing there might be a religious statement behind it, some say that taxpayer money should not be spent on funding such projects.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).