(ANS) – Reactions to the school hostage siege in Beslan, South Russia, have resulted in a controversy between a Christian and a Muslim leader in Germany . Bishop Wolfgang Huber, chairman of the council of the mainline Protestant Churches in Germany , urged Muslims to denounce the attack by Muslim Chechen separatists and to distance themselves from all acts of terrorism. Huber: Whoever takes children as hostages, attacks women, separates fathers from their families and brings death to hundreds of innocent people cannot claim to act in the name of God any God. Huber is the highest representative of nearly 26 million Protestants. The three-day hostage siege of a school in Beslan ended in a bloodbath. According to the latest figures 335 hostages half of them children were killed in a chaotic operation to liberate them from their captors. Some Christian families lost their loved ones.