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The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen will distribute the German Constitution in response to Salafists' plans to give out free copies of the Koran in the city on Saturday. But Muslim residents say they're creating a false opposition.

"In a time when the threat from Islamist criminals is greater than ever, we have to combat the Salafists with all democratic means," president of the local CDU chapter Franz Joseph Britz told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.

But some Muslim residents of Essen were dismayed by the way the CDU had chosen to counter the Salafists.


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