Beyond parody. Cry me a river:
A German Muslim leader on Saturday called for better protection of mosques across the country in the wake of the latest arson attack on Berlin’s largest mosque, IRNA office in Berlin reported.
Talking to reporters, the Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims Aiman Mazyek said, “Rarely does a week go by without an attack on a mosque.” “The current terror hysteria exacerbates this climate … and strengthens those people who plans such attacks,” he added.
Terror Warnings ‘Should Not Be Politically Abused’
“Never let a good crisis go to waste…”
Security in Germany has been ramped up following this week’s terror warning from Interior Minister Thomas de MaiziÃ¨re. So too has the political rhetoric. German commentators say that politicians should be ashamed for trying to take advantage of heightened anxiety in the country.Â (Spiegel Online)
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Shah Rukh Scam
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