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A 32-year-old Syrian man appeared on German media this week thanking German Chancellor Angela Merkel for allowing him to reunite with his other wife and children despite polygamy being illegal in Germany.

Ahmad A., 32, opened up to German media about his lifestyle, living with his two wives, one of which he married while she was only 13, and how he lives off of benefits provided by the German government, Der Spiegel reports.

Ahmad made it clear he was thankful to Merkel for opening the country's borders in 2015, saying: "I thank you very, very, very much, Mama Merkel. She is the only person who has felt the suffering of the Syrians. I also thank the Germans. Even if there are racists among them. But the Germans have experienced war and show great compassion for the Syrians."


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