August 11, 2016
Germany Joins European ‘Tough-On-Terror’ Shift
Following a spate of terrorist attacks, Germany discovered that it might have terror “sleeping cells” in the country. The government announced new anti-terror measures yesterday including the ability to withdraw citizenship from dual-national citizens and deport foreigners convicted of criminal acts, as well as increased police and wider surveillance powers. Despite pressure from members of his own party and the far-right AfD party, Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere said he wouldn’t push for a full “burka ban” like France has. Chancellor Merkel’s government is in the difficult position of having to protect its citizens and appear tough on terror without bending to bigotry against migrants and minorities.
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