German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck attended the rally.
The Muslim rally was in response to the recent “anti-Islamisation” gatherings organised by the Pegida organisation across Germany.
German President said that the fight against religious extremism should be the responsibility of all Germans. Addressing religious extremists, Gauck said: “We don’t fear you. Your hatred motivates us. We stand by our country and our values. … The terrorists wanted to divide us, but they have achieved the opposite: They have united us.”