Refugee Debate The Shrillest Are Gaining the Upper Hand

Opponents of Angela Merkel's refugee policies act as if the country were on the verge of collapse. Their tone is so shrill it has created a climate in which people just shrug their shoulders as the government takes steps to dramatically curb asylum-seekers' rights.
Stop inciting and start helping, reads the sign at this recent pro-refugee rally in Mannheim, Germany.

Stop inciting and start helping, reads the sign at this recent pro-refugee rally in Mannheim, Germany.

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