“believe no Matter what they are… we wish you a peaceful time and a good Start into the new year,” reads a map of the CDU-politician Annette Widmann-Mauz, the state Minister in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). For Widmann-owl reaping a lot of criticism. Because the straight sent card is a Christmas card without the word “Christmas”.

Especially on some of that Widmann-Mauz with other religious luck wish had no problems: At the start of the Jewish light festival of Hanukkah, she wrote on Twitter: “Hanukkah Sameach! I wish all Jews a happy and blessed Hanukkah”. And the Islamic Ramadan, she tweeted: “I wish all Muslims in Germany on the occasion of Ramadan a blessed and peaceful lent.”

Sevim Dagdelen, migration expert and Vice-Chairman of the Left in the Bundestag, criticized in the “picture”: “It is unfortunate that a misunderstood tolerance would appear that Christmas, the Feast of love, is invisible.”

Widmann-Mauz listened to criticism from all sides,

The psychologists, authors, and Islam-experts, Ahmad Mansour is quoted by “image” with the words: “Self-confident is different! Of course, you have to be able to Christians are to be congratulated, especially as a politician and as a Commissioner for integration and migration!”


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Even from his own party, there is criticism. Sylvia Pantel (CDU), a member of the family Committee of the Bundestag, said: “the one Who was sent as a member of the government in the holiday season a greeting card with the words ‘no Matter what you believe, must ask, for what values he stands for and what is the meaning of the card.” CDU-interior expert Marc Henrich man said: “not only, who hides his own values, but they are convinced it represents.”

A photo of the card on the Widmann-Mauz and her Team, posted the politician on Tuesday evening, even on Twitter and Facebook. You wrote: “Merry Christmas to all in Germany!” On Sunday, she had posted on Facebook: “I wish you a beautiful 3. Advent!”

sources: Widmann-Mauz on Twitter, image.

tkr with / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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