Friday, October 16, 2015

Escalating refugee crisis in Germany could be linchpin that brings down Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced several political attacks since she won re-appointment to the highest office in the land back in December of 2013.  First it was the Ukraine crisis, which quickly led to continent wide sanctions between the U.S. and Russia which forced Germany into taking sides against their long standing trade partner.  And now Merkel is being bombarded with a new problem that has in a short period of time, turned from support to rebellion as the flow of refugees from Muslim countries threatens her ability to lead.
When so-called Syrian refugees flooded into Europe from Turkey a few months ago, German citizens welcomed them with open arms and stood with their Chancellor in providing humanitarian aid to the wartorn peoples.  But as news emerged that a majority of the refugees were not from Syria, and that many began to inflict violent crimes such as rape and murder on the regular citizens of Germany, that support has turned into rebellion, and is now knocking on the door of the government itself.

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