As Germany faces important national elections this year, it is at a tipping point. The country has struggled to deal with an influx of refugees, extremism, and the rise of hate speech online. Germany is a close ally of the United States in Europe; the new Trump Administration and U.S.
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Germany is at a tipping point as it heads into important national elections in 2017. Hate crimes, particularly those associated with xenophobia, have increased drastically—from 5,858 cases in 2014 to 10,373 in 2015. From 2014 to 2015 crimes against asylum refugee shelters,