Horst Seehofer also sees the terror of Würzburg as a consequence of blatantly failed integration. This is not a good diploma for the Merkel government. A comment by Georg Anastasiadis.
Germany is in an “alarm situation”, warns the outgoing Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. Islamism, left and right-wing extremism have combined to form a dangerous mélange. At the end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year chancellorship, this is a drastic finding, which in its gloom is a little reminiscent of the hard settlements with which Germany said goodbye to the late era of national soccer coach Jogi Löw.
Terror in Würzburg: Seehofer’s analysis is essentially correct – many unanswered questions about the bloody act
Supporters of the Chancellor will say: Seehofer’s warning call is the belated desire to be right of a man who still has an account open. But the facts and figures suggest that the analysis by CSU politician Seehofer, who has always warned against too much immigration and failing integration, is essentially correct. The wave of refugees in 2015 and failure to integrate are the fields on which the poisonous seeds of the right-wing and Islamists are growing today.
Seehofer rightly asks why no one noticed that the Somali, who came to Germany in 2015 as an 18-year-old and six years later stabbed three women in Würzburg, was still living in a homeless shelter. Both his Islamist sentiments and his knife attack on roommates and employees did not alert any authorities or helpers there.
Merkel’s government basked in applause for a long time – but integration doesn’t just happen
The outgoing federal government has long basked in global applause for the admission of a huge number of refugees and migrants, but afterwards largely left the people who came to us to themselves (or to local civic engagement). The next federal government must urgently change that. Because integration doesn’t just happen. The state has to look – and act where necessary. And he must not overwhelm himself again by taking in too many people at once.