Angela Merkel made it as Time Magazine's Thug of the Year with this quote, according to The Independent, “In many regions war and terror prevail. States disintegrate. For many years we have read about this. We have heard about it. We have seen it on TV. But we had not yet sufficiently understood that what happens in Aleppo and Mosul can affect Essen or Stuttgart. We have to face that now.” The Independent clearly left off her final words on the subject, "now that I've imported their war, savagery, and appreciation for islamic terrorism into Germany."