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  • Germans struggle with Islamophobia
  • Germans struggle with Islamophobia
    Phalinn Ooi (2012) ©

Germans struggle with Islamophobia

Germany welcomed 1.1 million refugees in 2015  over 20 times the number admitted in 2012. But while the government has been vehemently defending its open door policy, new research finds that many citizens feel uneasy about the perceived rising presence of Islam.



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