Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018.
The murder in Hanau, Germany, of nine people of foreign heritage has shocked Germany and sparked a heated debate about the causes of the extreme right xenophobic violence.
politicians and voters from across the political spectrum are the finger at one party: the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD).
It is Germany's largest opposition party, with 89 seats in the 709-seat Bundestag (lower house). It also has MPs in all the 16 land days.
"The AfD is the political arm of hatred," said the prominent Green politician Cem özdemir. Lars Klingbeil , Secretary-General of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), requested that the AfD be under surveillance by the security services.
The AfD is not accused of direct involvement in the bloodshed, and The Party has been convicted, the Hanau-based attack.
But the AfD leaders refuse to accept that The Killing was motivated by an extreme right-wing ideology, or that the attacker was influenced by racist rhetoric. They say The Man was simply a disturbed individual with mental health problems.
Hanau, Germany, was the third major right-wing attacks in Germany in Nine Months .Hanau suspect, identified as Tobias R, had a rampant, racist Manifesto
Last June, a senior CDU politician, because he supported the refugees.
And in October in the hall. He was only prevented by his own incompetence and inability to smash down the synagogue's wooden door. In his frustration, he killed two passers-by.
In 2016, an 18-year-old man killed nine people, the shoot in Munich, in a mass, the first attack is incorrectly labelled asan Islamist terror. The culprit was in fact a right-wing, the targeted young people not of German descent.
In all four cases, the attacker is in an unstable solitary individual was radicalized by racist hate speech and extreme right-wing ideology online.Inflammatory language
AfD leaders remain cautious, on the side of legality, when you speak of minorities; Germany's strict hate-has-speech-laws. to confirm
But the language that is used by some of the AfD politicians, that the prejudice that ethnic or religious minorities, in particular Muslims, have No Place in Germany.
the support for the AfD has greatly increased, and their policy hardened, as almost a million non-EU migrants in Germany in the year 2015.
the AfD-politician has called for labour migrants who came to Germany decades ago, is "trash". An AfD leader, as a native German, left-wing politicians of Turkish origin to "dispose of Anatolia".
And during a speech in Parliament, the other AfD leaders, in a reference to the Muslim migrants, said: "headscarf-girls, welfare-supported knifemen and other good-for-nothings" were undermining the economy in Germany.interruption centrist policy
on the National level, support for the AfD seems to have reached its peak - in most opinion polls varies between 10% and 15%.
And currently the AfD has no chance of entering government, either at national or regional level, such as all of the other parties to form ruling coalitions to refuse her.German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "poison" of racism at the February 20
But it is the largest party in some parts of East Germany. And his arrival in the policy, the fragmentation of The Party system has, so that it is more difficult for the mainstream parties ' stable ruling coalitions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the CDU rejects the work with the two parties. But the CDU was thrown into turmoil, as some of his regional politicians, the line of The Party in Berlin disobeyed, and
As the CDU is preparing for the post-Merkel Era - their last term in office ends next year, at the latest, The Crisis in Thuringia revealed the has to deal is an existential question for the CDU: as with the AfD?
this is an internal struggle between the Merkel-style, the centrists, who want to ensure, that the firewall against the Extreme right and the right-wing populist Hardliner nostalgia for a time before gay marriage and immigration, and who could imagine One Day working with the AfD.
The Outrage over the bloodshed in Hanau, Germany, and the growing consensus that racial rhetoric can contribute to attacks like this will No Doubt strengthen the resolve of the politicians who want to keep the rights from the government. The Attack might also cause some voters to think twice before you cross in the AfD.