Will Germany begin seeing a Donald Trump-like shift regarding the way they handle immigration? Yes, according to many German leaders who are blaming German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her “open door policy” towards Middle Eastern migrants. Marcus Pretzell, chairman of the Alternative for Germany party tweeted, “These are Merkel’s dead.” And Klaus Bouillon of Merkel’s own party told Saarland radio: “We must state that we are in a state of war, although some people who want to see only the good can not see.”
The Sun reports on the string of non-stop Islamic attacks in Germany:
The open-door approach, criticised by political allies and foes, may seal Merkel’s fate if the attacker turns out to be a migrant let in to the country.
A series of violent attacks and sexual offences involving migrants has hardened the German public’s attitude.
On New Year’s Eve 2015 hundreds of sexual assaults, including at least 24 rapes, and numerous thefts were reported in Germany, mainly in Cologne city centre. Similar incidents were reported in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, and Bielefeld.
On July 18 a 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife attacks passengers on a train in southern Germany, severely wounding four, before being shot dead by police. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.