Hanau attack reveals ‘poison’ of racism in Germany, says Merkel

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Hanau attack reveals ‘poison’ of racism in Germany, says Merkel




Gunman who posted manifesto online kills nine at shisha bars before shooting himself

Angela Merkel has said the murder of nine people in a shooting rampage by a suspected rightwing extremist has revealed the “poison” of racism and hate in Germany.

The man, identified as Tobias Rathjen, 43, carried out attacks at two shisha bars in Hanau, a commuter town near Frankfurt, before killing his mother and himself, police said.

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