Merkel says Islamist terrorism is Germany’s biggest threat

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http://www.smh.com.au/world/angela-merkel-says-islamist-terrorism-is-germanys-biggest-threat-20161231-gtkb8v.html

Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in a New Year’s address to the nation, and vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin.

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, the BBC reported.

She described 2016 as a year of “severe tests” but 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.

Merkel, seeking a fourth term as chancellor in 2017, urged Germans to shun populism and said Germany should take a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union.

“Many attach to 2016 the feeling that the world had turned upside down or that what for long had been held as an achievement is now being questioned. The European Union for example,” Merkel said.

“Or equally parliamentary democracy, which allegedly is not caring for the interests of the citizens but is only serving the interests of a few. What a distortion,” she said in a veiled reference to claims by the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) that is stealing votes from her conservatives.

Ahead of the 2017 election, polls put her conservative bloc well ahead of rivals but a fractured electoral landscape risks complicating the coalition arithmetic.

“Election year 2017: For Merkel, nothing is certain any more”, ran a headline in Saturday’s edition of mass-selling daily Bild.

The paper wrote that for an increasing number of voters the chancellor, 62, no longer appeared unassailable.

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gee..who caused that if its true?

shes gone all ultra conservative now as the election looms..she wouldnt have said this 9 months ago..

“Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in a New Year’s address to the nation, and vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin.”

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22 Responses to “Merkel says Islamist terrorism is Germany’s biggest threat”

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  2. She lets in the terrorists lets them run riot then blames them for terrorism ?

  3. She has never looked happier she looks like a wizard in that photo.

  4. Who opened the ‘flood gates’-I heard it was you Frau Merkel

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