“I am horrified, shocked and deeply saddened,” Chancellor Angela Merkel told the press after 12 people were killed and at least 49 people were injured in a terror attack on a Berlin Christmas market. Police are still looking for the perpetrators after reportedly releasing a previous suspect. Tunisian identity papers were recovered from the truck used in the attack.

ISIS has taken responsibility for the Monday night’s attack adding to a long trail of death and carnage left behind by the Islamic terror in recent months. Following the incident, a team of 250 police officers searched a refugee housing at the old Berlin-Tempelhof airport. Details of the investigation are sketchy, but a nationwide manhunt is still underway.

Merkel did make some sort of an admission. Germany’s state-run DW News reported:

[…] Merkel acknowledged that the crime might have been committed by an asylum-seeker.

“I know that it would be particularly hard for us all to bear if it were confirmed that a person committed this act who asked for protection and asylum in Germany,” she said in a nationally televised statement.

“This would be particularly sickening for the many, many Germans who work to help refugees every day and for the many people who really need our help and are making an effort to integrate in our country.”

In the middle of her re-election bid, Merkel has repeatedly maintained that there was “no connection” between terror attacks in Germany and her “Refugee” Policy. But making such an obvious connection would be career suicide for any established German politician or career journalist.

Just days ago, German media and leading politicians had slammed the head of German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, for making the very same connection. After series of rape crimes this month, union chief Wendt dared to say that “criminals were using open borders.” Ralf Stegner, deputy leader of Social Democratic Party (SPD) — junior partner in Merkel government — condemned Wendt’s statement as “politically disgusting and stupid as one can get.”

Openly displaying common sense while holding a public office is apparently a bad career move in Merkel’s Germany. Meanwhile, her “refugee” policy turns from disastrous to deadly. German inner cities, train stations and now Christmas markets have become frontlines of global Islamists Jihad and conquest.

“They died because of the recklessness of a western political class that has doubled down on a mad long-shot socio-political experiment that can only end catastrophically,” wrote conservative columnist Mark Steyn after the Berlin attack. A simple truth such as this would be offensive to Germany’s ruling elites.

Even before the blood of the innocent victims could be washed from the streets of Berlin, government-run DW News ran the story; “Pakistani and Afghan refugees fear backlash after Berlin attack.” The report said that the “attack has raised concerns about violence against Germany’s asylum seekers.” State media cares more about fictional backlash than real acts of terror and crime committed by the “refugees.”

Merkel, Germany’s ruling political class, and the big media continues to celebrate ‘diversity’ while opening Europe’s floodgates to millions of man exclusively from Arab and Muslim lands. This migrating group is not only the least diverse in terms of ideology, but most hostile to any other sort of deviation or diversity.

But if you are hoping for this liberal ruling class to realise its folly, don’t hold your breath.

Video: Angela Merkel “shocked and saddened” by Berlin market attack

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