• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 114
    BJP 109
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Angela Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

By: | Published: August 18, 2016 2:46 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to Germany.

AngelaMerkel was speaking late yesterday at a political rally in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where her Christian Democrats face strong competition from the nationalist. Alternative for Germany party in state elections on September 4. (Reuters)

Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to Germany.

German news agency dpa quotes Merkel as saying that “Islamist terrorism by IS isn’t a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees, it’s one that we had before too.”

Merkel was speaking late yesterday at a political rally in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where her Christian Democrats face strong competition from the nationalist. Alternative for Germany party in state elections on September 4.

The country has been shaken by a string of attacks, two of which were the first in Germany claimed by the Islamic State group.

In those, only the attackers both asylum-seekers were killed. In an unrelated attack, a German teenager killed nine people in Munich.

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