German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to join a Muslim community rally Tuesday to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks, promote tolerance and send a rebuke to a growing anti-Islamic movement.

"Hatred, racism and extremism have no place in this country," she said in a speech earlier in the day. "We are a country based on democracy, tolerance and openness to the world."

President Joachim Gauck was to address the event at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, organised by the Central Council of Muslims under the banner "Let's be there for each other. Terror: not in our name!"

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