Migrant Influx Ruffles Germans
Four weeks after Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the doors to refugees and Germans welcomed them with applause and food, worries are mounting that the country has been overwhelmed.
Ms. Merkel’s long-lofty approval ratings are falling back to earth. Senior officials are voicing fears of terrorists among the migrants as towns and cities run out of shelter space. And in a country that prizes order, polls show that Germans are losing faith that their government is up to the task of managing the influx as the news media show chaotic scenes of migrants sleeping outside and police responding to fights at shelters.
“It is simply too much,” said Karin Pahlitzsch, a 57-year-old teacher in the eastern German city of Dresden, referring to the number of people coming to Germany. “But the worst thing is how poorly organized everything is.. Details