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A human rights group has condemned comments by a top United Arab Emirates (UAE) government official who urged Germany and other European countries to exert greater control over its mosques in order to prevent "terrorist" attacks.

"One cannot simply open a mosque and invite everyone to attend and to preach," Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE's minister of state for tolerance, told German news agency DPA in an interview on Tuesday.

Nahyan bin Mubarak said that Germany, like France, Britain and Belgium, was not exerting enough control over local mosques, according to DPA.


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