Merkel steps in it, invoking Europe’s Christian heritage
From Walter Russell Mead, quoting the Times of Israel on the German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
Opposition MPs have criticised the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for claiming that Christianity is “the most persecuted religion worldwide”.
Merkel’s comments came at a meeting of the German Protestant Church late Monday in which she emphasized Germany’s needed to protect Christian minorities as part of its foreign policy.
Merkel, the daughter of a pastor, also spoke out against strict separation of church and state and said Europe was built on Christian foundations.
Question: why are Merkel’s comments so controversial?