The German Islam Conference (DIK) vowed to combat extremism, hostility against Muslims, and all forms of anti-Semitism.

In Berlin on Tuesday, Federal Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich rejected criticism that security concerns and the issue of combating Islamist extremism had been dominating the agenda.

"Dialogue between the state and the religion of Islam has developed positively," Friedrich said after the meeting, stressing that the main aim of the annual meeting was to further develop democracy and ensure the participation in that process of all groups in German society.

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