As of late, Germany has been experiencing an unprecedented surge in terrorist attacks committed by Muslims.
On Sunday a suicide bomber injured 12 people at a music festival in Bavaria, and on Friday a shooter killed 9 people at a shopping center. And before that, an axe wielding Afghan injured several train passengers.
So who’s to blame for all of these attacks? What’s the common thread? To you it’s probably obvious, but to the German Government, these are apparently just random unfortunate incidents. They have nothing to do with Germany’s refugee policy.
According to government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer, “We’re shaken by the events that occurred over the weekend,” but these attacks don’t offer a “clear picture” about motives. Stephan Mayer, a lawmaker for the Christian Democratic Party, claimed that “There is a rising nervousness among our public…the events of Friday have nothing to do with our refugee policy. It is completely wrong to blame Angela Merkel and her refugee policy for this incident.”
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere chimed in as well, saying that “I understand that these events are seen by many in a particular context, but they should each be carefully investigated and assessed. We should not hold refugees under a general suspicion, even if there are investigations in individual cases.”
So all of these attacks that have been committed by migrants, have nothing to do with Germany’s immigration policy. That sure seems to add up.