Merkel to Germans: – The state will protect you

Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to reassure Germans that the state will keep them safe as she pledged all resources to get to the bottom of the rampage in Munich that left 10 people dead and more than 20 wounded in an attack by a 18 year old Muslim man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” before killing mainly children.

Wait – Allahu Akbar isn’t supposed to be in the script.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 20: German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in the doorway of the Chancellery as she waits for the arrival of British Prime Minister Theresa May on July 20, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. May, who replaced David Cameron as prime minister last week in the wake of the Brexit vote that will take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, is visiting Germany and France in her first foreign trip since assuming office. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Lack of Faith in Merkel Spreads With Bavaria’s Bloody Week of Mayhem

One need hardly be a far-right German to be unnerved that young people welcomed warmly to the country only a year ago, penniless and in need of sanctuary, now want to kill their “infidel” hosts. For Chancellor Angela Merkel, the consequences of domestic terrorism by Muslim newcomers promise to be politically harmful, and perhaps lethal. While Merkel delayed her Alpine holiday this weekend to head a meeting of her national security team in response to the Munich attack—showing more tact than President Obama, who joked during his statement about the massacre—skeptics will deem this insufficient.