Refugees, sexual harassment and Angela Merkel

The attackers in Cologne may have been mostly village boys who still believe popular Middle Eastern stereotypes.

European Union 2015—European Parliament Photo
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the European Parliament, October 2015.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 01/13/2016 12:00 am EST

Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to a million refugees and migrants last year—three times as many as the rest of the European Union put together. Critics in Germany predicted a popular backlash, and warned that even her own Christian Democratic Party would turn against her.

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