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Germany’s Finance Minister Presses for a “German Islam”

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Oct 2 – A veteran ally of Angela Merkel urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a “German Islam” based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a challenge for mainstream society. Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, stepping out of his usual finance

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German Military Training 100 Syrian Migrants in Pilot Project

BERLIN, July 23 – The German military is training more than 100 Syrian migrants for civilian roles suited to helping the eventual reconstruction of their country, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in remarks released ahead of publication on Sunday. Von der Leyen told the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily that the pilot programme was focused

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German Muslims Compare Anti-Immigrant AfD Party to Hitler’s Nazis

BERLIN, April 18 – A leader of German Muslims on Monday likened the attitude of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party towards his community to that of Hitler’s Nazis towards Jews. The AfD entered three state parliaments last month by luring voters angry with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome mainly Muslim refugees fleeing

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