It was certainly interesting to have been in Berlin over the past few days. Coincidentally, I was participating at an Arab World focused symposium organized by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), when the Syrian refugee crisis once again dominated the headlines and intensified what seems to be an already existing rift within Germany.
Ms. Merkel courageously refused to ‘shut the door’ in the face of any/all asylum seekers found to be legitimate refugees. Under her leadership, Germany (a nation of more than 80 million people) took in a million refugees in 2015Faisal J. Abbas
No good deed goes unpunished
One only needs to remember Norway’s Anders Behring Breivik and America’s Timothy McVeigh to recall that terrorists, and disturbed people, can come in all colors, shapes and formsFaisal J. Abbas
Angela Merkel (R) comforting a a crying Palestinian girl threatened with deportation on July 15, 2015 in Rostock, northern Germany. (AFP)