After Germany shooting tied to far right, Merkel says ‘racism is a poison’ the country must overcome

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from The Washington Post,

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “poison” of racism in the country after a gunman, apparently fueled by extremist right-wing views and conspiracy theories, killed nine people in two ­hookah bars.

The Wednesday night attack in the town of Hanau, about 15 miles east of Frankfurt, left Germany reeling as it grapples with a far-right resurgence. It marked the deadliest mass shooting in the country since a gunman killed nine people in Munich in 2016.

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