German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has pledged to continue his efforts to tackle anti-Muslim hatred in his country.
Steinmeier said that protecting Muslims is not only the duty of the state but the duty of all members of German society.
The German President added, "We cannot allow a culture of hatred and exclusion, just as we cannot tolerate violent attacks targeting Muslims and mosques."
It is noteworthy that Steinmeier expressed his grief over the terrorist attack that occurred in the city of Hanau last February, which killed 9 people, most of them Muslims, describing the incident as an attack on peaceful coexistence and the values of tolerance, diversity and freedom of worship.
The German President sent a message of congratulations to Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, in which he said, "Eid al-Fitr is considered one of the important festivals that rejoice in joy and happiness, and its celebration is a symbol of coexistence and tolerance between Muslims and non-Muslims in Germany."