Chancellor Merkel says Islam is part of Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel says Islam has become a part of Germany and she is urging her fellow citizens to show tolerance for Muslims.
Merkel said about Islam that Germans "should be open about it and said, 'yes, it's part of us.'"
Germany is home to an estimated 4 million Muslims.
Merkel's comment follows former President Christian Wulff's remarks in 2010, who said that "Islam now also belongs to Germany."