“They have launched a criminal inquiry into the death of Walter Lübcke, the 65-year-old head of the regional council in the city of Kassel.
Suicide has been ruled out but police say they have no motive.
“We are deeply shocked by the sudden death of our friend,” said Hesse state premier Volker Bouffier.
Lübcke’s body was found at 00:30 on Sunday morning (22:30 GMT Saturday) on the terrace of his home in the village of Istha, police revealed. He was declared dead two hours later and leaves a wife and two grown-up children. …
Lübcke was a leading local member of Mr Bouffier’s ruling centre-right CDU in the central German state, running the authority in one of Hesse’s three regional areas for the past decade.
He came to national prominence in October 2015 when he spoke out in favour of providing accommodation for refugees. Germany had decided to let in Syrians fleeing the civil war, and big numbers of asylum seekers were crossing Germany’s borders on a daily basis.
He reportedly received death threats and was given personal protection after telling a rowdy town hall meeting they had to stand up for Christian values. “Whoever does not support these values can leave this country any time, if he doesn’t agree. This is the freedom of every German,” he said. …”
I’m not familiar with this guy. It seems that he is a virtue signaling German cuckservative politician who supported Merkel’s liberal immigration policy. The subtext here is that he was likely murdered for his beliefs although that is a premature conclusion. While we don’t support political assassinations, I will note these things tend to happen when elites lose their legitimacy.