The atheist and agnostic movements in Germany are a growing phenomenon.
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, more than half of Germans have a “strong” or “moderate” level of atheism, while only about one in 10 have a strong “strongly” or a “moderate level of” agnosticism.
There are about 1.3 million members of the atheist and humanist community in Germany, with the most prominent being the Agnostics, who form around 10% of the population.
However, there are also groups such as the Skeptics and Secular Humanists, who are also more vocal.
The rise of the “atheist-skeptic” label is part of a broader trend of anti-establishment sentiments in Germany.
In September, Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he wanted to create a “secular society” by 2020, but this will take time.
Meanwhile, Germany has recently experienced a wave of xenophobic violence.
Last month, a German neo-Nazi group, known as the National Socialist Underground, was blamed for an arson attack at a mosque in the city of Kassel, in which 14 people died and many were injured.
In December, a man was charged with killing three people at a refugee shelter in the state of Saxony.
The arsonist allegedly killed the two elderly women in their beds.
Meanwhile in the U.K., the anti-Muslim group Pegida has been protesting the Muslim influx into Europe, calling for an end to immigration and the banning of Muslim migrants from the U