Xenophobia is the fear of everything that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It affects the relations and perceptions of group of people towards another one.
It includes a fear of losing identity, suspicion of the other group's activities, aggression towards the other group, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity.
The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist organization that originated in the southern US over 150 years ago. But by now, the KKK has roots elsewhere, with active Klan groups in Germany. That's according to a book that's just been published by two German journalists. In an interview, one of them - Frederik Obermaier – explains how he found out about the KKK in Germany and how they are operating.
Attacks on refugees and their homes remained high in 2016, Germany's Federal Criminal Police report. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere intends to increase deportations of people whose asylum requests are rejected.
Social media firms who purvey hate speech will be targeted in the EU's revised audio-visual directive, Germany's justice minister has warned. Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter post deletions are still too slow.
Gabriel Borrud went to a village in the southeastern corner of Germany to visit the Bavarian chapter of the Identitarian Movement. The group is being monitored by German authorities because of its "extreme" stance on refugees. In the end, it's no secret that xenophobia is spreading in Germany, but why?