The number of terror-related investigations opened by German police this year jumped from 750 to 1,000 in 2016 – a dramatic increase in a country still reeling from a string of deadly terrorism attacks.
Six-year-old Jamil starts school on September 11.
Seyran Ates has gotten used to the hundreds of threats she receives daily.
Akram was 7 years old when he learned how to behead a person.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a major defender of western democratic values in Europe, has become the target of a Russian campaign to derail her bid for re-election this year.
Germany is taking on Facebook, threatening criminal action against the world’s biggest social media company if it doesn’t stem the swelling tide of racist postings.
The legislation reflects a larger cultural clash between western democratic values and those of traditional Muslims. Some Germans see their core beliefs coming under siege.
It was anything but a show of unity in Dresden on Oct. 3, the Annual Day of German Unity, which marked the 26th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany.
Five violent terror-related attacks in a two-week span are prompting Germans to turn on longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has continued to embrace a liberal refugee policy some say has compromised safety.
Reminders of Germany’s dark past confront 7-year-old Juri Hesselmann each morning as he walks to school with his father.
The anti-refugee backlash in Germany hit new heights earlier this month, when a surging far-right political party made slamming the door on Muslims part of its official platform.
Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos tomorrow (April 16) to highlight the plight of the refugees who are fleeing war in the Middle East. His visit is intended to show solidarity with the thousands who have risked their lives in the perilous journey here, and now face an uncertain future in detention camps.