German Leaders Condemn Anti-Migrant Extremists

“German Leaders Seek to Ease Tensions Over Migrant Crises,” by Melissa Eddy for the New York Times:

German leaders responded on Wednesday to persistent violence led by far-right extremists against the increasing number of foreigners seeking asylum, with the chancellor and the president making visits to refugee reception centers to send a message of acceptance.

“There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Heidenau, a town in eastern Germany, where she was jeered by a group of about 50 people when she arrived. “There is no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required.”

Germany, Austria, France and Sweden have taken in the bulk of the hundreds of thousands flocking to Europe, but countries across the Continent are struggling to cope with the influx…

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