Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

'Islam does not belong in Germany'

'Islam does not belong in Germany'

Germany's new interior minister has said he believes "Islam does not belong" to the country, in direct contrast with Chancellor Angela Merkel. "These Muslims belong to Germany and in the same way their religion belongs to Germany, that is to say Islam".

Christian Wulff, then president of the country, revived the phrase in 2010, this time touching off a heated national debate, with right-wing conservatives accusing him of denying Germany's Judeo-Christian roots.

"Christianity has shaped Germany including Sunday as a day of rest, church holidays, and rituals such as Easter and Christmas", he said.

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"And naturally, we want that to remain so in the future", Merkel said in her weekly video podcast. "But that of course does not mean that we, out of a false sense of deference, should sacrifice our traditions and customs".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the country's trade surplus Saturday, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are under its control. "I think we must do everything we can to allow religions to live together in peace".

Mr Seehofer, who heads Mrs Merkel's Bavarian sister party the CSU, also vowed to increase deportations of rejected asylum-seekers. The comments also come as the populist and anti-migration "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) has been creeping up in the polls.

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This is, in part, about chasing the far-right Afd.

The premier of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil of the SPD, accused Seehofer of sparking "a completely superfluous controversy" just as Merkel begins her new term.

The backlash sparked by her policy helped fuel the country's far right in last year's election - the AfD entered the federal parliament for the first time - and led to the worst electoral performance in nearly 70 years for her CDU party.

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Both Merkel's conservatives and their center-left coalition partners - the Social Democrats - lost ground to the anti-immigrant AfD in September's national election following the arrival in Germany of more than a million migrants and refugees.

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