Source: Associated Press
By DAVID RISING
BERLIN (AP) — A deputy leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party apologized Thursday for falsely blaming a fatal van attack in Muenster on Islamic extremists, saying that she leapt to conclusions too quickly.
Beatrix von Storch said on her Facebook page that “I made a mistake with my tweet about Muenster and I’m sorry.” She added that she should have waited “until the facts were clear.”
“Like millions of Germans I assumed that it was an Islamic attack,” she said.