By the way, Rey_Alp had a question about Thomas de Maizière's statement :
I guess I have one theory, inspired by an article in a French political blog : http://www.causeur.fr/migrants-maiziere ... 39631.htmlRey Alp wrote:The real secret is - why did de Maizière mentioned it. So I guess that this isn't a revive of the discussion yet. It is just the media coverage of the statement of the minister of the interior - and a few weird reactions related to this.
In short, Thomas de Maizière plays the role of the "bad cop" in the Merkel government. He's the one who counterbalances Merkel's softer image by a series of "tough" declarations. His goal is to reassure the right-wing fraction of the opinion (who is more and more seduced by AFD and Pegida) and re-establish, in their minds, the CDU/CSU as "the Party of Law and Order".
If this theory is right, I guess his recent anti-"Killerspiele" declarations make sense. Usually, when a terrorist attack occurs, he attacked radical islam. But as the Munich Amoklauf couldn't be related to ISIS, there was still something to blame (e.g. "Killerspiele"). So it was an opportunity for de Maizière to make another strong declaration and show people how "bad cop" he was.