Someone said :
Do you think the situation is set to worsen?
The anger towards the migrants appears to be rising in Germany as a whole..
Yes, I think it will get worse, unfortunately.
Arson attacks on refugee homes and residential centres are not uncommon. Not too long ago someone randomly fired a gunshot at a refugee centre in Darmstadt (only an hour away from Frankfurt) fortunately no one was seriously injured but someone could have died as a result.
German society seems to become polarised between those who are strongly against refugees and migrants and those who are in favour of keep welcoming them. Maybe this is only a perception, I'm not sure.
But I think it's clear the NYE attacks have given rise to an escalation in anti-foreign sentiment.
I mean, it's not just refugees being attacked. These small business owners very likely were never refugees and are most likely Turkish people who've been in Germany for a long, long time.
Anti-foreig sentiment seems to be stronger in the East of Germany, which is still poorer and with higher unemployment than the West.
Here's a very long but very good article on the on Der Spiegel's International site: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/cologne-attacks-trigg etc ...
It tries to establish what happen on NYE and the fallout from these attacks, how it changed the national mood, the political debate, etc.