Yesterday’s attack at two shisha bars in Germany have been condemned by the leader of Nottingham City Council.
The shooting took place in Hanau, a city in western Germany, 16 miles east of Frankfurt am Main.
At about 22:00, the shooter opened fire on the Midnight shisha bar in the city centre – killing eleven.
The 43-year-old suspect was later found dead in his apartment.
Councillor David Mellen said: “My thoughts are with the friends and families of these victims, whose lives have been taken in a senseless act of violence.
“It seems clear the motivation was extremist Far-Right views, which is something we wholeheartedly condemn.
“Events like this bring into sharp focus the need for us all to respect each other’s beliefs and values.
“Nottingham, together as a council and a city, stands against terrorism and in support of all those who suffer its tragic consequences. The city’s Kurdish community are in our thoughts at this time.”
Speaking in Berlin, Mrs Merkel said: “Racism is a poison. Hate is a poison and this poison exists in our society and is already to blame for many crimes.”