Free Qur’an project sparks outcry in Germany

Muslims in Germany have launched an unprecedented nationwide campaign to distribute 25 million copies of the Qur'an
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A leader of Germany's ruling\nparty criticised plans of an ultra-conservative\nMuslim group to hand out millions of copies of the Koran,\ncalling it a threat to religious peace.(Getty Images)
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The Salafist Muslim group "The True Religion" intends to\ndistribute 25 million free German translations of the Koran to\nnon-Muslims in Germany as well as in prisons, mosques, hospitals\nand schools.(Getty Images)
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"There is little in principle against the distribution of\nreligious works," Guenter Krings, vice chairman of Chancellor\nAngela Merkel's Christian Democrats, told the Rheinische Post\nnewspaper, but added that this depended on the distributor.(Getty Images)
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"The radical Salafist group is disturbing the religious\npeace in our country with their aggressive approach," he said. (Getty Images)
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"Wherever possible this aggressive campaign must be\nstopped," he told the newspaper, saying the plans were obviously(Getty Images)
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"Wherever possible this aggressive campaign must be\nstopped," he told the newspaper, saying the plans were obviously(Getty Images)
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"Wherever possible this aggressive campaign must be\nstopped," he told the newspaper, saying the plans were obviously(Getty Images)
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"Wherever possible this aggressive campaign must be\nstopped," he told the newspaper, saying the plans were obviously(Getty Images)