German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week's attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism.Merkel has criticized those demonstrations and said this week she agreed with a former German president's statement that Islam now "belongs to Germany"."As chancellor, I will come to the defense of Muslims in this country against that".However, she acknowledged that there is some unease about Islam.
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