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Angela Merkel: New Islamic Migrants Did Not Bring Radical Terrorism to Germany (Video)
Juan Cole

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The chancellor pointed out that despite the influx of about 1 million migrants and refugees in the past year, radicalism predated the rise of Islamic State and the current refugee crisis. The chancellor pointed out that despite the influx of about 1 million migrants and refugees in the past year, radicalism predated the rise of Islamic State and the current refugee crisis.

In Call for Tolerance, Merkel Says Islam 'Belongs to Germany'
Juan Cole

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“To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn’t worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn’t compatible with our essential values. And it's humanly reprehensible. Xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a recent rally in Berlin.

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