The violent protests against refugees in the eastern German town of Heidenau have become a worldwide symbol of “the ugly German”. The mayor of Heidenau Jürgen Opitz, however, has taken a stand against extreme right-wing hatred in his town.
Neo-Nazis and other far-right groups have committed 8,605 crimes in 2019 so far. The rise of anti-migrant and neo-Nazi groups has alarmed the authorities.
A suspected neo-Nazi's arrest in the German politician's murder case has focused concerns on far-right terrorism. A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, he supported her pro-migration stance.
For Syrian refugees in Egypt, crackdowns from the state and racism in society are a part of everyday life. A migration expert spoke to DW about conditions in the country, and how the EU shares some of the blame.
Stephan E. is accused of murdering a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party in central Germany. Prosecutors also suspect he was involved in a stabbing attack on an Iraqi refugee in 2016.
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