Asylum-seekers: The limits of tolerance in Europe

Even in fairly open countries like Sweden and Germany, anti-immigrant sentiment is being laid bare.

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People against the anti-Muslim immigration Pegida group participate in a rally in Berlin.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 01/08/2015 9:31 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 01/08/2015 10:29 pm EST

The language of the immigration debate in Germany has got harsh and extreme. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attacked the anti-immigration movement in her New Year's speech, saying its leaders have “prejudice, coldness, even hatred in their hearts.”

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