The Circle of Hate Widens

Germany's xenophobes may be targeting more than asylum seekers

"IT IS BURNING IN THE RATZEBURGER STREET. HEIL Hitler." In a 12:30 a.m. call to the police in the small German town of Molln, those words announced the single worst attack on foreigners to date -- one that killed a Turkish grandmother and two Turkish girls and injured nine other people.

The incident -- the latest in a year that has seen 1,800 acts of xenophobia -- was horrifying, both in its own right and as a harbinger of things to come. Since the attack was directed against Turkish resident workers, more than 1.7 million of whom currently live in Germany,...

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