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Merkel ally says Islam not part of Germany
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A leading conservative politician said on Thursday that Islam did not belong in Germany, fuelling tension at a conference on integrating Muslims that also debated a controversial Salafist campaign to hand out copies of the Koran across the country.

Germany holds state ceremony for Muslims murdered by neo-Nazis
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BERLIN // Germany held a state ceremony and observed a nationwide minute of silence yesterday in honour of the 10 people, most of them Muslim shopkeepers, who were shot dead by neo-Nazis during a seven-year killing spree.

John R. Bowen: Europeans Against Multiculturalism
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One of the many signs of the rightward creep of Western European politics is the recent unison of voices denouncing multiculturalism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel led off last October by claiming that multiculturalism “has failed and failed utterly.”

Yursil Kidwai: Germany Forgets: Islamic Values are Christian Values
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A recent survey in Germany shows that 13 percent of its citizens would welcome a Fuhrer, and 60 percent would restrict the practice of Islam. More than a third of Germans feel “overrun by foreigners”.

For Obama and Merkel, Tough Obstacles
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From deep in his notional European constituency, they are shooting poison darts at him for what’s being described as his cop-out on backing construction of a mosque and Muslim community center near the site in downtown Manhattan of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by Islamic fundamentalists.