She declared war on own people’: Merkel vows to stick to open door policy, faces online uproar
Germany’s online community has been in a furor since Chancellor Merkel said she will still stick to an open door policy for refuges, maintaining Germany is still “safe,” despite the recent deadly attacks there, most of which were committed by migrants.
Merkel acknowledged at a news briefing on Thursday that Islamists could use the refugee flow to infiltrate Germany. She also admitted that even a “powerful country”like Germany “cannot take so many refugees in the long term.”
The online outrage with Merkel’s position has even led Germans to call for their leader to be forced out, with some even urging “Get rid of this traitor.”
“So easy for #Merkel to repeat #WirSchaffenDas [We can make it]. She’s well protected. Make that awful woman resign,”a tweet read.
Merkel, who interrupted her vacation for the latest briefing, was questioned over her late reaction to the deadly July 22 attack in Munich, where nine people died. It took the leader twenty four hours to extend her condolences to the victims’ families.
When asked why there had been such a delay and why she hadn’t visited the site of this or any other attack, Merkel maintained that she had acted correctly.
“That’s a question that I obviously ask myself whenever something happens. I will be at the memorial ceremony in Munich on Sunday,”she said
“A decision has to be taken on this each time and perhaps some members of the public have a different view to the way I decided to do things,”she added.