Cologne The attempt to influence seems to be enough in the nursery: in Germany, dolls are distributed in salafist style via internet networks for the indoctrination of toddlers.
"The constitutional protection of North Rhine-Westphalia has long established that products are offered on social networks for children that symbolize the backward-looking salafism, which includes such dolls," said a spokesperson for NRW's Ministry of the Interior. Thursday in Düsseldorf. According to research by the WDR, the manufacturer and distributor of dolls in Cologne.
Legally, there is no action against the distribution of dolls, according to the Ministry of the Interior. "Although not all of these products are extremist, we still consider them to be dangerous," the ministry said. "They enable easy access to this extremist ideology."
"Salafism is becoming more violent and younger," explains the head of the NRW Constitution, Burkhard Freier. This often means even focused indoctrination in early childhood. https://t.co/2CqM9lRbls
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The faceless dolls are distributed according to WDR information, partly under the name "Jundullah" (soldiers of God). The female dolls are completely veiled. The manufacturer writes on Facebook, the goal is: "… that our little lion and lionesses get to know the natural modesty while playing".
"This is the breeding ground that leads to the isolation and rejection of Western values and thus to radicalization", according to the Ministry of the Interior of NRW. "This creates a danger for our democratic society." Those who support the doll production have not informed the Verfassungsschutz.
The constitutional protection of the NRW had already warned in June that radicalized mothers were returning from Salafist battlefields with their children. They are a growing danger. About 3000 of the 11,000 salafists live nationwide in NRW.