Chencellor Angela Merkel contradicted the newly inaugurated Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Friday when she told reporters, “Islam belongs to Germany.”
"#Islam belongs to Germany."
— DW | Politics (@dw_politics) March 16, 2018
The Local reported:
The first major controversy of Germany’s new government broke out on Friday when Merkel was forced to contradict her new interior minister over the place of Islam in the country.
Germany’s newly inaugurated Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Bild newspaper on Friday that he doesn’t believe the Islamic faith is part of German culture.
“Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany is characterized by Christianity. These aspects include shops being closed on Sundays, church holidays and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas,” said the Christian Social Union (CSU) Bavarian leader. […]
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