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German Catholic head warns of anti-Muslim campaign

BERLIN, Dec. 29 — The leader of Germany's 26 million Catholics warned of the ongoing anti-Muslim hate campaign in his country.

Talking to the German Press Agency DPA on Monday, the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch urged German Christians to be alert of political incitement against Muslims.

Zollitsch stressed it was crucial to maintain harmonious ties between Christians and Muslims in the country by 'preventing political troublemakers from exploiting fears and from inciting people to hate one another.'

'To date, our society has demonstrated good resistance against this. We have to keep working on it,' he added.

Germany's 4.3 million-strong Muslim community has lambasted efforts by mostly conservative politicians to instrumentalize Islamophobia for their own political agenda. (PNA/IRNA)

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