Some in Berlin’s Jewish community are reluctant to engage with refugees who may come from countries where anti-Semitism is endemic. But others are leading the way with acts of good will ranging from donating clothing to sharing meals and housing.
The number of people being injured in Islamophobic attacks in Germany has increased this year, new government figures have shown. But very few anti-Muslim hate crimes are successfully prosecuted.
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
Refugee and German youth in Berlin and Hamburg are collaborating on a musical production set for performance in October. The project seeks to promote intercultural understanding and help the newcomers explore new ideas.
The hostel residents had warned repeatedly about Ahmad A., but nothing was done. Now they feel misunderstood and distrust the authorities. It's an alarming development.
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