Refugees did not bring terrorism to Germany, says Angela Merkel

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German chancellor likewise informs election rally near Berlin that Islam that appreciates the constitution belongs in the nation

Angela Merkel stated on Wednesday that refugees had actually not brought terrorism to Germany , which Islam belonged in the nation as long as it was practiced in such a way that appreciated the constitution.

More than a million individuals running away war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and in other places shown up in Germany in 2014. The state of mind to them has actually soured after a wave of attacks on civilians last month, consisting of 3 performed by migrants.

Two of the attacks were declared by Islamic State.

The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of Islamic State, is not a phenomenon that concerned us with the refugees, Merkel stated at an election project occasion for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a local vote on 4 September.

She stated many individuals had actually taken a trip from Germany to Syria for training with Islamist militants. In June, the nations interior minister, Thomas de Maizire, stated more than 800 were thought to have actually gone to Syria and Iraq.

This group has actually stressed us for a number of years, Merkel stated at the occasion in Neustrelitz, 60 miles north of Berlin.

Merkels appeal has actually suffered in the wake of the attacks, and 52% of Germans do not authorize of her migration policy, a survey released recently revealed.

The increase of migrants, a lot of whom are Muslim, has actually increased assistance for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which is anticipated to carry out well in elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Berlin.

We have actually stated plainly that an Islam that lives and works on the basis of the constitution … comes from Germany, Merkel stated.

She included that a kind of Islam that did not adhere to the constitution or accept equivalent rights for females had no location in the nation.

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