On 19 December 2016, at about 20:00 local time, a truck ramming attack was made on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, killing twelve people and injuring 48 others. It was reported that the suspect is a 23-years old male Pakistani refugee Naved B, who had come to Germany on 16 February 2016.[source]

As a leader of Germany, is Angela Merkel responsible for the deaths and injuries that were caused by this attack?

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Dec 23, 2016

For the last couple of days, I've wondered what this question meant. I thought it meant that Merkel, in her position, is ultimately accountable (=responsible) for safety regulations and anti-terror counter measures during largely held events. Later it dawned on me that it could also imply the popular notion that Merkel's actions of "allowing" refugees "in" have these negative consequences, which are unavoidable - unless the opposite action is taken.

For lack of my personal view, I thought this article summed it up surprisingly well.

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