The shock from the Paris attacks continues to reverberate across Europe. And it's echoed especially strongly through the many communities of asylum seekers and refugees, now scattered across Germany and other European countries.
Despite protests, 14 Afghans deemed dangerous or with criminal status were flown back to Kabul from Bavaria. The send-off marks the 10th round of deportations in Germany since 2016.
Germany's federal police recorded almost 100 attacks on Christians or Christian institutions in Germany in 2017. Most violent incidents occurred among asylum-seekers living together in refugee homes.
Nineteen people have arrived in Kabul after being deported from Germany. Protesters gathered at Düsseldorf airport before their departure to highlight that Afghanistan is not safe.
Towns should not have to decide whether "to integrate refugees or renovate their swimming pool," said Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. Otherwise, he said, using resources to help refugees could foster resentment.
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