President Praises Germans on Refugees Amid Rallies

December 24, 2014 9:34 AM

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Germany's president is praising his compatriots' willingness to take in refugees ? a message that comes as growing anti-Islam demonstrations in an eastern city have worried many.

President Joachim Gauck didn't mention directly the group that has organized the rallies in Dresden, Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, in his Christmas message released Wednesday. But he said it is encouraging that "the vast majority of us do not share the views of...

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