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German Interior Minister urges tougher anti-terror laws

[JURIST] German Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily [official website, English version] has said in an interview with a German newspaper [text, in German] that the people of Germany must consider introducing new laws allowing potentially dangerous people to be detained, even in the absence of substantial evidence, as a "last resort." Acknowledging that currently the majority does not support such a plan, Schily argued that preventative custody should at least looked at in theory as a way of protecting the general public. Schily also advocated integration and assimilation of foreigners into German society saying, "Mustafa will still be called Mustafa and go to a mosque," but the adoption of German values would help counteract terrorist propaganda. Deutsche Welle has more.

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