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Meeting between AfD and Muslim group breaks down
by Ben Knight
A keenly-anticipated meeting between Germany's Alternative for Germany and the head of the country's main Muslim organization has ended in acrimony. The Muslim community leader said the AfD broke off the discussion.
Aiman Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZDM), an umbrella organization that represents over 30 community groups, had invited AfD leader Frauke Petry to a discussion, hoping to persuade her to tone down her party's increasingly anti-Islamic rhetoric.
Instead, the meeting ended in acrimony after barely an hour, with Mazyek accusing the far-right party of endangering social peace by making blanket judgments of a religious community.
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