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Germany weighs ban on Salafists after clashes
by Elisa Oddone
Germany is considering a legal ban on ultra-conservative Salafist Muslim groups, its interior minister said on Wednesday after violent clashes with the police, one of which was provoked by German ultra-rightists.
Last weekend, Salafists turned on police protecting far-right anti-Islam protesters during a regional election rally in the western German city of Bonn, injuring 29 officers, two of them seriously. Police arrested 109 people.
The far-right protesters had infuriated the Salafists by waving banners showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
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