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Right-Wing Extremism Suspected in Germany Hookah Bar Killing Spree; 11 Dead

A mass shooting in Germany that left 11 people dead, including the suspected gunman and his mother, appears to have been motivated by racist, right-wing extremist views, authorities said.

The massacre in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau erupted around 10 p.m. Wednesday at two hookah bars in the city of fewer than 100,000 people.

“Racism is poison, hatred is poison and this poison exists in society and it is to blame for far too many crimes,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday morning. “There are many indications at the moment that the perpetrator acted on right-wing extremist, racist motives, out of hatred towards people of other origins, religions and appearance.”

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