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Authorities should be keeping an eye on the content of sermons in Germany's mosques, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has said.

"We need to talk about that fact that in some mosques sermons are given that don't chime with our understanding of the role of the state," said Volker Kauder, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the Bundestag (German parliament), in an interview with the Berliner Zeitung.

"It is the duty of the state to keep checks on that."

Germany is a secular country "in which religion doesn't take precedence over the state, but vice versa."


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