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Germany is in a dangerous state of denial about immigration, Islam and terrorism

Germany is in a dangerous state of denial about immigration, Islam and terrorism

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Monday, 25 July, 2016
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Western democracies are now frequently experiencing political events that were previously considered unthinkable, at least by their political elites. If there is a common theme to Brexit, the candidacy of Donald Trump and the rise of the Front National in France, it is that political establishments which ignore and ridicule voters’ concerns about issues including immigration and cultural cohesion are simply storing up trouble for the future. Such concerns do not go away just because politicians refuse to acknowledge them, instead erupting unpredictably.