String of German Attacks Reveal Dangerous Feedback Loop

The latest string of violence increases the risk of anti-migrant feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

by Global Risk Insights
Financial Sense

The string of terrorist attacks that took place in Germany shows an increasingly worrying scenario where the wave of violence has fuelled criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcoming policy toward refugees. Germany accepted more than 1 million asylum seekers in 2015 alone, and German authorities have expressed fears that terrorists might have entered the country among them, or that disaffected youths among the refugees could be susceptible to radicalization.

Germany Shocked By a String of Attacks

The Syrian suicide bomber who injured 15 people on the night of July 24 by detonating his explosive belt at the entrance of a music festival in Ansbach left behind a video pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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