Saturday, December 31, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: 'Islamist Tterrorism Is The Biggest Challenge Facing Germany Today'

BBC: Merkel: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' to Germany

Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message.

Referring to the deadly truck attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker, she said it was "sickening" when acts of terror were carried out by people who had sought protection.

She said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests".

But she also said she was confident Germany could overcome them.

"As we go about our lives and our work, we are saying to the terrorists: 'You are hate-filled murderers, but you do not determine how we live and want to live. We are free, considerate and open'," Mrs Merkel said.

Twelve people were killed when Anis Amri drove a truck at crowds at a Berlin Christmas market two weeks ago.

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WNU Editor: The Germany of today is a Germany whose streets are filled with police cradling machine guns, checkpoints, and backed-up with surveillance cameras everywhere. More here .... European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack (Reuters). This is not what the German people wanted, and they are going to exact a price on Angela Merkel when she runs next year for reelection. If there are two or three more terror attacks in 2017 .... her political obituary and how she failed Germany is what people will be talking about this time next year.

More News On German Chancellor Angela Merkel's New Year's Message

Merkel: 'We are stronger than terrorism' -- DW
Islamist terrorism is ‘greatest threat’ to Germany says Angela Merkel, months after letting more than a million Middle Eastern migrants into her country -- Daily Mail
In New Year’s Address, Angela Merkel Pledges to Protect German Public -- WSJ
Merkel Tells Germans Their Country Is Stronger Than Terror -- AP
Merkel says Islamist terrorism is biggest test for Germany -- Reuters
Attacks by refugees ‘bitter & repulsive,’ Islamic terrorism ‘most serious test’ for Germany – Merkel -- RT
Merkel Urges Calm Against Terror in Election-Year Stability Bid -- Bloomberg

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Worst German leader since Hitler.