Integration Debate Merkel Urges More Tolerance Towards Muslims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on her fellow citizens to exercise more tolerance toward the country's 4 million Muslims, stating that Islam is part of Germany. People, she said, need to be careful to differentiate between extremists and the religion itself.
A minaret and a church tower in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.

A minaret and a church tower in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.

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kla -- with wire reports