People in Hanau, Germany are trying to come to terms with the recent far-right terrorist attack. Families with foreign roots are frightened there might be more violence.
People who have lost loved ones in racist attacks say Germany and German society show too little sympathy for victims and their families. The annual European Remembrance Day of Victims of Terrorism isn't enough for them.
Given the many recent racially motivated attacks in Germany, the government must do more than pay commemorative lip service to victims, says Sheila Mysorekar, as the International Weeks Against Racism get underway.
The latest German government figures give an indication of the scale of violent Islamophobia in the country. While the numbers have remained steady, one Bundestag MP called the situation "a ticking time bomb."
The threat of far-right terror in Germany has not been taken seriously, the head of Germany's parliament told lawmakers in the wake of the Hanau attacks. Wolfgang Schäuble said the violence did not occur in a vacuum.
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