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German lawmaker blames Islam for religious violence

A top German politician and close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Islam was one of the main factors in religiously motivated violence, and urged Germany’s Muslims to reject all forms of brutality. But Ronald Pofalla, general-secretary of Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, also acknowledged that many Muslims would find it painful that their religion was being abused for violent ends. “Certainly it is painful for many Muslims that their religion is misused for violence,” Pofalla wrote in a guest column for Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Full Story

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