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BBC News America German Kurds react to Hanau shootings

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is in shock after nine people were shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday evening.The attack, which targeted two shisha bars, is being treated by investigators as an act of far-right terrorism. A number of the victims are reported to be of Kurdish descent.The BBC’s Outside Source Radio…

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Germany is in shock after nine people were shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday evening.The attack, which targeted two shisha bars, is being treated by investigators as an act of far-right terrorism. A number of the victims are reported to be of Kurdish descent.The BBC’s Outside Source Radio spoke to three German Kurds with links to the area about the attack in Hanau and how Germany deals with racism.’A really hard situation for everyone to fathom’Dastan was born in Mannheim and visited the Kurdish community centre in Hanau.

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Dastan Jasim

Everyone is just in shock. You see really, really young boys and you know they’re the friends of two of the men who were killed: they’re outside the door in shock and some of them are crying.We often gather at our Kurdish community centres because we’re mourning for somebody, because every day people are dying in every part of Kurdistan. Every day we have to hear really bad news and we gather and try to help each other, but to have a situation like this where something happened right around the corner – this is just really, really hard for everyone to fathom.’Germany has to do a lot of homework’Dilar grew up in Offenbach, another suburb of Frankfurt, and sp
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