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German president says 20 years later, Islam now part of Germany

October 14, 2010

Trier, Germany (ENI). Islam is part of a modern, changing Germany, the country's president, Christian Wulff, told the nation in an address on the 20th anniversary of the reunification of the once divided nation. "Christianity is, of course, part of Germany. Judaism is, of course, part of Germany. This is our Judeo-Christian history. But, now, Islam is also part of Germany," the president told the assembled dignitaries in the northern city of Bremen, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, on 3 October. Before his appointment as president in July 2010, Wulff, as Minister President of Lower Saxony, appointed the first Muslim state cabinet minister in Germany.



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