“…However, Merkel also challenged Islamic scholars to explain why so often violence is perpetrated in the name of their faith, saying this was a relevant question being asked by many people.
“They ask why they should believe the idea, repeated over and over again, that the murderers claiming to act in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam,” the chancellor said.*
“I explicitly say, these are justified questions… I believe a clarification of these questions by the Islamic clergy is important and urgently needed. It cannot be avoided any longer.”
*Last month, al-Azhar University in Cairo declared that although Isis members are terrorists they cannot be described as heretics.