Discussions on all aspects of Imperial Germany not covered in the other sections.
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I know that in WWI Germany was close allies with the Ottoman Empire and tried to use the Ottoman Sultan's/Caliph's call for jihad to provoke Muslims in the British, French, and Russian colonies to rebel against their colonial masters. I also know that Germany had some investments in the pre-WWI Ottoman Empire with the Berlin-to-Baghdad Railway. However, other than that, I was wondering: Just how Islamophilic was pre-WWI Imperial Germany, especially in comparison to other European powers at that time? Was Germany known to be friendlier towards Muslims before WWI than various other European countries were, or what? I'm not really talking about in terms of domestic affairs here since back in 1914, Germany had almost no Muslims on its own territory, but rather in terms of Germany's foreign policy and colonial relations. I know that Germany ruled over some Muslims in Tanzania during this time, for instance.