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German Foreign Minister: Muslim ‘refugees’ must reject anti-Semitism

Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says there is no place for anti-Semitism in the country.

By Ben Ariel


Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on Tuesday said that refugees who find shelter in his country must reject anti-Semitism,The Associated Press reported.

According to the report, Steinmeier said that whoever comes to Germany has to accept that “anti-Semitism is against our constitution, against our civilization — against everything we believe in and everything we have learned.”

Speaking at a conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin, the German minister said that “there is and can be no place for anti-Semitism in our understanding of a free, democratic and tolerant Germany.”

The comments come as Germany has been debating how to integrate more than 1 million asylum-seekers who arrived last year, most of them Muslims from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anti-Semitism has been a problem throughout Europe and has not skipped Germany, where during


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