draws Because she has omitted on a greeting card before the holidays the word “Christmas”, the integration Commissioner of the German government criticism.

“no Matter what you believe… we wish you a peaceful time and a good Start into the new year,” reads the card, the CDU-politician Annette Widmann-Mauz, the state Minister in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

For the greeting formula, there is criticism, even from his own party. Thus, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister, Armin Laschet clear: “I think it is a pure matter of course, that you don’t want to Greetings if Christmas, Season’s, or whatever, to congratulate, but a merry Christmas wish.” Laschet was from 2005 to 2010, as a Minister of the NRW state government for Integration is responsible.

Sevim Dağdelen, migration expert and Vice-Chairman of the Left in the Bundestag, criticised in the “image” (Wednesday): “It is unfortunate that a misunderstood tolerance would appear that Christmas, the Feast of love, is invisible.” The psychologists, authors, and Islam-experts, Ahmad Mansour, the leaf is quoted 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!”

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!”

Nevertheless, there are some eddy in the social networks. AfD group’s boss, Alice ryegrass complained, to search in the map of the CDU-politician Widmann-Mauz in vain “after the last remnant of the Christian character of the party still in the name of”. Twitter user, Sawsan Chebli writes, however, that she was annoyed by the debate on the alleged dilution of the culture: “don’t Know a single Muslim who would like a #Christmas card #Christmas.”

The dispute to the greetings reminded of a footnote in the US-election campaign in 2016. At the time, Donald Trump at the conservative Christians had made a lot of points with the statement: “If I’m President, we say good-bye to the shop counter only with “Merry Christmas”. The greeting “happy holidays” (Happy Holidays) you can forget it.” After his election victory, he put a Twitter greeting “Merry Christmas”. This, however, had done his predecessor, Barack Obama.

moving Easter of this year, the cash-slips, the term “tradition rabbit” for chocolate Easter Bunny many minds. Users of social media, including former Bundestag member Erika Steinbach, tweeted the photo of a Karstadt Shopping list from Hamburg, on the “tradition of the hare” was in red curls. On demand at the retail group Rewe had finally come out, that the Name of “tradition Bunny” is used since 1992.

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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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