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Germany has been too slow to admit the truth about the threat from radical Islam

Germany has been too slow to admit the truth about the threat from radical Islam

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Summary: 

Germany is at a crossroads where that has engulfed the country. Prayers and “Ich bin ein Berliner” hashtags, public statements of shock and horror, and landmarks going dark in solidarity with the victims will not suffice to deal with the difficult question the German leadership now faces. It is pivotal that the commitment to address the root cause behind the  atrocity – the ideology of Islamism – triumphs over well-intentioned but ultimately meaningless platitudes.