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Germany fears xenophobia taking hold in ex-communist east

February 22
14:41 2016

Germany fears xenophobia is taking root in its former communist east, where Islamophobic movement PEGIDA was born and where two recent incidents involving anti-migrant mobs shocked the country. The ugly scenes of 20 to 30 apparently drunken onlookers cheering as a would-be asylum seeker home went up in flames Sunday in the town of Bautzen in Saxony state prompted one politician to warn that the region risked becoming a "failed state". The outrage was compounded by the fact it came just two nights after 100 people angrily shouted "We are the people" while trying to block a bus carrying about 20 asylum seekers to a new shelter in Clausnitz, another Saxony town.

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