German leaders take part in Muslim rally

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Thousands of Germans took part in a rally in Berlin organised by Islamic community to promote tolerance in the country.

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.”

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