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Germany Struggles to Balance Terror Defense With Individual Rights


Parties forming a new government debate stricter immigration checks, tougher laws and citizen surveillance

Wall Street Journal

By William Wilkes

BERLIN—Germany’s anti-terror posture is facing a shake-up as parties locked in talks about forming the country’s next government wrangle over how to balance a strong state and individual liberties.

Last week’s arrest of a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of building a remote-controlled bomb in northern Germany was a stark reminder of how acute a threat Germany still faces even though it hasn’t had a large-scale attack for almost a year.

And last week’s atrocity in Manhattan, in which a suspected Islamist radical mowed down cyclists and pedestrians with a rented truck, underscored the near-impossible task authorities face in preventing crude yet devastating plots.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/germany-struggles-to-balance-terror-defense-with-individual-rights-1509793200