Merkel’s red carpet for refugees decried by some Germans as cultural suicide
September 10, 2015
BERLIN – Germany’s plan to take in 500,000 Middle East refugees per year is being hailed as humanitarian around the world, but uneasy critics inside the European power fear the huge influx could not only skew the nation’s demographics in a hurry, but could also include terrorists hiding among the war weary masses.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pledge to welcome more of the tide of refugees pouring into Europe than any other nation comes as a massive wave of mostly Muslims pours in from the Middle East via Eastern Europe. Hundreds of thousands, many from war-torn Syria, are fleeing sectarian violence and cratered economies looking to start new lives in the west. But ISIS has already said it planted jihadist fighters among the refugees, and some in Germany wonder why the terrorist army’s claims are not being taken more seriously.