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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Germany Calls for Opposition to Hate Crime




FRANKFURT, Germany -- A flood of consternation churned up by a bomb attack that injured 10 immigrants from the former Soviet Union, six of them Jews, spread over the weekend with Germany's justice minister and others calling on the nation to take a stand against radical rightists.


"More speaking out for tolerance" is needed, Justice Minister Herta D?ubler-Gmelin said in an interview in Sunday editions of the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.


Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, speaking in Berlin late Saturday, said the bombing at a D?sseldorf train station Thursday was especially terrible because it was against foreigners.


"Alone the fact that foreign hate appears to be the most likely motive should be a wake-up,'' Fischer said.


"A point has been reached here where the otherwise always silent majority of the population can no longer be silent," he said.


A couple from Ukraine, the most seriously injured in the attack that also took the life of their unborn child, could still not be questioned because of their conditions, police said.


The 28-year-old man remained critical, while his 26-year-old wife was reported in stabilized condition.


Police said they were following up a hundred tips in the case, including a possible radical rightist connection, however, they still had no definite lead on who was responsible.