By BI: So, does she also exempt Christians and Jews from paying taxes during their religious holidays? Didn’t think so.
At a reception in Berlin, on Tuesday evening, on the occasion of Ramadan in the presence of representatives of different faiths, the German Chancellor called for mutual appreciation of religions. (Like this?)
The Chancellor said that the vast majority of Muslims are righteous and constitutionalist citizens, stressing that “it is obvious that Islam undoubtedly has become one component of Germany.”
Senior officials and religious leaders of different faiths and prominent figures in politics and society attended the event, including general secretary of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Nurhan Soykan; the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster; the chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm; and the president of the Central Committee of Catholics in Germany, Alois Glück.
In her ongoing attempts to bring all Germans together, the German chancellor attended an Iftar meal in Berlin last Ramadan, calling on all Germans and Europeans to respect Muslims and Islam, which is “a part of Germany.”