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Germany asked to show more tolerance to outsiders
Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that instead of blaming multiculturalism as a failure, Merkel and other German leaders should make more efforts to create a society where all Germans could learn to live together in peace and mutual trust.
HINDUS HAVE urged Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel to show more tolerance to 'outsiders'.
 
Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, United States of America, said that instead of blaming multiculturalism as a failure, Merkel and other German leaders should make more efforts to create a society where all Germans could learn to live together in peace and mutual trust despite seriously different traditions, beliefs and backgrounds.
 

In a speech in Potsdam (Germany) on October 16, Merkel reportedly said that the so-called ‘multikulti’ concept, where people would ‘live side-by-side’ happily, utterly failed; and anybody not speaking German was not welcome. Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, Germany’s largest and oldest state, was quoted as saying that 'multikulti' was dead and there was no room in Germany for more people from alien cultures. Various other German politicians had also expressed strong anti-immigrant feelings recently.
 

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that Merkel and others should show more maturity and responsibility when talking about 'others' who were simply different, and not give in to unnecessary hysteria.
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Rajan Zed quoted from The Bible: “The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel (Psalm 147:2).” “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast (Jeremiah 30:17).”  “Whoever says, ‘I am in the light,’ while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness (First Epistle of John 2: 9).” “…Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (Gospel According to John 13: 34).”
 

According to reports, about 30 per cent of Germans aged five years and younger have at least one parent who was born abroad and about 20 per cent of its population had immigrant roots. Christian Wulff is German President.
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